Addressing inherited predisposition for breast cancer in transplant recipients

Rachel L. Yang, Allison W. Kurian, Lisa M. Winton, David Weill, Kapilkumar Patel, Kerry Kingham, Irene L. Wapnir

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Consideration of prophylactic mastectomy surgery following transplantation requires complex medical decision-making, and bias against elective surgery exists because of concern for post-operative complications. Prevention of cancer in transplant recipients is of utmost importance, given the risks of treating malignancy in an immunosuppressed patient. We present a patient case and review of the literature to support a thorough pre-transplantation evaluation of family history and consideration of prophylactic interventions to safeguard the quality of life of transplant recipients. J. Surg. Oncol. 2016;113:605-608.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)605-608
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Issue number6
StatePublished - May 1 2016


  • BRCA1
  • breast cancer risk
  • organ transplant
  • prophylactic mastectomy


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