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Journal of Skin Cancer
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 404615, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/404615
Review Article

Melanoma in Organ Transplant Recipients: Incidence, Outcomes and Management Considerations

The Dermatology Centre and Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, University of Manchester and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester M6 8HD, UK

Received 8 August 2012; Accepted 2 November 2012

Academic Editor: Giuseppe Argenziano

Copyright © 2012 Faisal R. Ali and John T. Lear. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The incidence of melanoma continues to increase year on year. With better surgical techniques and medical management, greater numbers of organ transplants are being performed annually with much longer graft survival. The authors review our current understanding of the incidence of melanoma amongst organ transplant recipients, outcomes compared to the immunocompetent population, and management strategies in this burgeoning group.