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Medical News and Perspectives
July 28, 2010

Some Studies Suggest Antirejection Drugs Not Always Needed to Protect Kidney Graft

JAMA. 2010;304(4):397. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.967

Researchers are exploring the tantalizing prospect of identifying patients with kidney transplants who do not need to continue to take antirejection medicines to preserve their donated organ. At the very least, this line of research might enable physicians to recognize those patients with renal allografts who could take less immunosuppressive medicine, reducing the risks of infection and cancer associated with such drugs.

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