Published in Blood Weekly, April 19th, 2001
"The immunodeficient state [after transplantation] provides a basis for lymphomagenesis, probably through activation of oncogenic viruses," explained Y. Hoshida and colleagues at Osaka University.
Hoshida et al. found that Japanese kidney transplant patients have a high rate of post-transplant lymphomas, and that many of these patients also carry a number of leukemia-causing viruses.
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