Delaying renal transplant after radical prostatectomy for low-risk prostate cancer

ÖZÇELİK Ü., Bircan H. Y., Karakayalı F., Moray G., Demirağ A.

Experimental and Clinical Transplantation, vol.13, pp.74-76, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.6002/ect.tdtd2015.p28
  • Journal Name: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.74-76
  • Keywords: Chronic renal failure, Dialysis, Nomogram, Prostate-specific antigen
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: Yes


To minimize the recurrence of a previously treated neoplasm in organ recipients, a period of 2 to 5 years without recurrence is advocated for most malignancies. However, prostate cancer is different because of its biological properties, diagnosis, and treatment. Most prostate cancers are detected at a low stage and demonstrate slow growth after detection. Definitive treatment with radical prostatectomy affords excellent results. Renal transplant candidates with early-stage prostate cancer have a higher risk of dying on dialysis than dying from prostate cancer; therefore, renal transplant candidates with organ-confined prostate cancer should be immediately considered for transplant.