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The AT-RISC Alliance
The AT-RISC Alliance is a unique collaborative effort between the International Transplant Skin Cancer Collaborative, the International Transplant Nurses Society and the Transplant Recipients International Organization. Dedicated to reducing the incidence and severity of skin cancer in transplant recipients through educational and awareness efforts, this cross-disciplinary group provides the AT-RISC toolbox - free of charge - to transplant professionals and patients in the hopes of raising awareness and educating these audiences of the risk of skin cancer and how to reduce it.
AT-RISC also provides these materials via its website, www.AT-RISC.org, where information is available for healthcare professionals, transplant patients and their families to learn more about how they can prevent skin cancer post-transplantation.
Finally, AT-RISC also provides accredited medical education programs for transplant nurses and coordinators to increase their knowledge and understanding of skin cancer post-transplantation.
The International 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 patients. 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.
About ITNS
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 1,600 active members.
About TRIO
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.
Transplant Skin Cancer Fact Sheet