Scientists Poised to Begin Surgery to Help Cancer Victims Regrow Breasts

Scientists Poised to Begin Surgery to Help Cancer Victims Regrow Breasts

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breast_cancer_pink_ribbon.pngAustralian scientists are poised to begin a three-year trial on a revolutionary surgery to help cancer victims regrow their breasts.

The experimental stem cell breast-growing technique – called Neopec – could replace breast reconstructions and implants for cancer victims within years.

Scientists from the Bernard O’Brien Institute of Microsurgery in Melbourne will implant fat cells, which will multiple rapidly within a biodegradable shell and be shaped into the breast she lost during cancer surgery.

The new technique has already been proved in pigs, which grew new breasts in just six weeks.

(Continue reading in the Herald Sun)

 

 

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