Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma in the organ transplant recipient

Kristin Bibee, Andrew Swartz, Shaum Sridharan, Cornelius H.L. Kurten, Charles B. Wessel, Heath Skinner, Dan P. Zandberg

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One in twenty solid organ transplant recipients (SOTRs) will develop a highly morbid or fatal cutaneous carcinoma after transplantation. The majority of these cases develop on the head and neck and may require intervention on the part of dermatology, dermatologic surgery, otolaryngology, transplant medicine, radiation oncology, and medical oncology. In this review, we discuss the problem of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) in SOTRs as well as the prognostic factors and management strategies to care for this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number104562
JournalOral Oncology
StatePublished - Apr 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Cutaneous head and neck cancer
  • Immunosuppression
  • Immunotherapy
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Transplant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery
  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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