Epidemiology of Cancer after solid Organ Transplantation (the EpCOT study)

This is an observational cohort study being undertaken in collaboration with University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust with funding from The Wellcome International Strategic Support Fund.

A cohort of over 85,000 solid transplant recipients, who received a solid organ transplant in England, between 1985 and 2015 has been identified from the UK Transplant Registry.  Solid organ transplant patients are counselled regarding increased risk for cancer and it ranks as one of their biggest self-reported worries.  However, epidemiology of cancer post transplantation remains poorly understood.

The cohort has been linked to the national cancer and death registries and secondary care data from the Hospital Episode Statistics database.  A pseudonymised dataset has been made available for analysis by the research team at the University of Birmingham who will act as the Data Processor.

Further information on the study can be found in the Privacy Notice [PDF, 102kb] or here. This document is in PDF format. To view PDF documents you will need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader.