Journal article

Uptake of Cancer Screening Tests Among Recipients of Solid Organ Transplantation

SA Acuna, R Sutradhar, X Camacho, C Daly, ME Del Giudice, SJ Kim, NN Baxter

American Journal of Transplantation | WILEY | Published : 2017


Population-based cancer screening recommendations are also suggested for solid organ transplant recipients (SOTR); however, recommendation adherence is unknown. In a population-based cohort of SOTR in Ontario between 1997 and 2010, we determined the uptake of breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening tests and identified factors associated with up-to-date screening using recurrent event analysis. We identified 4436 SOTR eligible for colorectal, 2252 for cervical, and 1551 for breast cancer screening. Of those, 3437 (77.5%), 1572 (69.8%), and 1417 (91.4%), respectively, were not up-to-date for cancer screening tests during the observation period. However, these rates are likely an ove..

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Awarded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant

Funding Acknowledgements

We would like to acknowledge the contribution to the acquisition, analysis, and interpretation of data by Deepit Bathia and Stephanie Cheng, data analysts at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). This study was funded by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant (115164). This study was supported by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), which is funded by an annual grant from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC). The opinions, results, and conclusions reported in this paper are those of the authors and are independent from the funding sources. No endorsement by ICES or the Ontario MOHLTC is intended or should be inferred.