Increase in preventive behaviour by organ transplant recipients after sun protection information in a skin cancer surveillance clinic.
AffiliationQIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Population Health Department, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
MetadataShow full item record
AbstractImmunosuppressed organ transplant recipients (OTRs) are at greatly increased risk of multiple skin cancers compared with the general population 1 . Since sun exposure amplifies this risk 2 , OTRs should be strongly advised about sun protection3 in addition to regular skin surveillance. When a new skin surveillance clinic dedicated to high-risk immunosuppressed transplant recipients was established in Brisbane, Australia, to expedite skin cancer treatment, we provided sun protection education and then monitored the attendees' short-term uptake of skin cancer prevention behaviours. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
CitationIncrease in preventive behaviour by organ transplant recipients after sun protection information in a skin cancer surveillance clinic. 2018 Br. J. Dermatol.
JournalThe British Journal of Dermatology
- Skin Cancer Risk Awareness and Sun-Protective Behavior Among Solid-Organ Transplant Recipients.
- Authors: Tunçer Vural A, Karataş Toğral A, Kırnap M, Güleç AT, Haberal M
- Issue date: 2018 Mar
- Skin cancer education in transplant recipients.
- Authors: Feuerstein I, Geller AC
- Issue date: 2008 Dec
- Prevention of non-melanoma skin cancer in organ transplant patients by regular use of a sunscreen: a 24 months, prospective, case-control study.
- Authors: Ulrich C, Jürgensen JS, Degen A, Hackethal M, Ulrich M, Patel MJ, Eberle J, Terhorst D, Sterry W, Stockfleth E
- Issue date: 2009 Nov
- Skin Cancer-Sun Knowledge and Sun Protection Behaviors of Liver Transplant Recipients in Turkey.
- Authors: Haney MO, Ordin YS, Arkan G
- Issue date: 2019 Feb
- Sun Protection Behavior in Organ Transplant Recipients in Queensland, Australia.
- Authors: Iannacone MR, Pandeya N, Isbel N, Campbell S, Fawcett J, Soyer HP, Ferguson L, Davis M, Whiteman DC, Green AC, STAR Study.
- Issue date: 2015