Although sun protection education can effectively change behavior in solid organ transplant recipients, its influence on post-transplantation skin cancer incidence remains unclear, according to a recent study in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

“Promoting sun protection remains central to skin cancer prevention in this high-risk population,” Sean Z. Wu, AB, from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and colleagues wrote. “Although patient counseling on sun protection is routine post-transplantation…there has been no evidence-based analysis of the efficacy of such educational measures in [solid organ transplant recipients].”

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