Registry series: Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

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Adverse Occurrence type: 
Estimated frequency: 
Most recent risk assessment for pancreatic cancer (Council of Europe, 2018): active pancreatic cancer is considered an unacceptable risk for organ donation. Donors with a history of treated tumors are classified as high risk although it is possible that the risk may decrease in cases of early-stage disease following curative therapy and long (>5 years) recurrence free time.
Time to detection: 
Not given
Alerting signals, symptoms, evidence of occurrence: 
Not specified
Demonstration of imputability or root cause: 
Evaluated by OPTN/UNOS Disease Transmission Advisory Committee (DTAC) as confirmed transmission. (Two donors transmitted disease to 3 recipients).
Imputability grade: 
3 Definite/Certain/Proven
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Expert comments for publication: 
Information listed as part of UNOS/DTAC update of transmitted infectious and neoplastic diseases (2011). No specific information given regarding individual cases. DTAC adjudicates cases as probable or proven before reporting them as transmission events.