The AT-RISC Alliance, a unique collaborative effort between the International Transplant Skin Cancer Collaborative, the International Transplant Nurses Society and the Transplant Recipients International Organization, is dedicated to reducing the incidence and severity of skin cancer in organ transplant recipients through educational and awareness efforts.
The International Transplant Skin Cancer Collaborative was founded in 2001 by a core group of dermatologic surgeons from several institutions in response to the need to find ways to better manage skin cancers in patients who had received solid organ transplants. ITSCC was an outgrowth of a research project at Mayo Clinic that focused on metastatic skin cancer in transplant patients. As part of the multicenter collaboration for the project, it became evident that many physicians were facing challenges treating skin cancers in organ transplant recipients. An early collaborative group, under the name The North American Transplant Skin Cancer Collaborative, formed, which was dedicated to finding optimal care for the skin and skin cancer of these patients. As membership became more diverse, including physicians and researchers from Central and South America, Australia, and other regions, the name was changed to ITSCC to reflect its wider membership. Today, ITSCC is a dynamic, growing collaborative of clinicians and researchers from multiple disciplines dedicated to advancing the care and understanding of skin cancer in organ transplant recipients.
The International Transplant Nurses Society was founded in 1992 as a non-profit organization, to promote the education and clinical practice excellence of nurses who are interested in and participate in the care of solid organ transplant patients. Founded in Pittsburgh, where our executive office is located, we have grown to become a leading respected transplant organization with over 1,400 active members.
The Transplant Recipients International Organization is an independent, not-for-profit, international organization committed to improving the quality of life of transplant candidates, recipients, their families and the families of organ and tissue donors.
Through the TRIO Headquarters and a network of chapters, TRIO serves its members in the areas of: Awareness, Support, Education, and Advocacy.
American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology
American Society of Transplant Surgeons
American Society of Transplantation
British Association of Dermatologists
Center for Disease Control
National Cancer Institute
Post-transplant Skin Cancer Research Group at The Ohio State University
Skin Care in Organ Transplant Patients Europe (SCOPE)
The Cancer Council Australia
The Shade Foundation
The Skin Cancer Foundation
The Transplantation Society
Transplant Skin Cancer Database and Tissue Bank at University of California San Francisco
TransWeb: All About Transplantation and Donation
United Network for Organ Sharing