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Kidney Transplantation Does Not Increase the Risk of Prostate Cancer

Key clinical point: There is no evidence that kidney transplantation increases the risk of prostate cancer.

Major finding: Kidney transplant recipients did not have a higher risk for diagnosis of any (odds ratio [OR], 0.84; 95% CI, 0.70-0.99) or high-risk/metastatic prostate cancer (OR, 0.84; 95% CI, 0.62-1.13) compared with age-matched controls.

Study details: The data come from an analysis of several Swedish nationwide population-based registers.

Disclosures: The authors declared no conflicts of interest.


Bratt O et al. BJU Int. 2020 Jan 19. doi: 10.1111/bju.15002.