Cancer risk increased for patients with mild to moderate CKD, kidney transplant recipients

Patients with mild to moderate chronic kidney disease or recipients of kidney transplants are at increased risk for cancer, according to data published in the American Journal of Kidney Disease.
“We sought to characterize the burden of cancer diagnoses and cancer deaths among patients with kidney disease and determine whether their risk was increased vs. patients with normal kidney function,” Abhijat Kitchlu, MD, MSc, a staff nephrologist and clinician investigator at the University Health Network and an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Toronto, told Healio. “We

Patients with mild to moderate chronic kidney disease or recipients of kidney transplants are at increased risk for cancer, according to data published in the American Journal of Kidney Disease.
“We sought to characterize the burden of cancer diagnoses and cancer deaths among patients with kidney disease and determine whether their risk was increased vs. patients with normal kidney function,” Abhijat Kitchlu, MD, MSc, a staff nephrologist and clinician investigator at the University Health Network and an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Toronto, told Healio. “We