Four people get cancer from donated organ in ‘extraordinary rare’ case

Four European patients developed breast cancer after receiving organs from the same donor, a case report explains.

The patients developed breast cancer years after their transplants, with three of them dying of the disease.

Dr. Frederike Bemelman, professor of nephrology at the University of Amsterdam and author of the report, stressed that this is an “extremely rare” case, the first she has encountered in 20 years in the field of transplantation immunology. “There is always a small...

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