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When Cancer Is Dormant, Fat Stem Cells Safe For Breast Reconstruction

Posted Date: September 20, 2010

Fat-derived stem cells can be safely used to aid reconstruction of breast tissue after mastectomy as long as there is no evidence of active cancer, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Their findings are available in Tissue Engineering Part A.

Fat-derived stem cells can be safely used to aid reconstruction of breast tissue after mastectomy as long as there is no evidence of active cancer, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Their findings are available in Tissue Engineering Part A.

Dr. Greenspun comments:

The results of new investigations in the area of autologous fat injection bring doctors closer to being able to make fat injection (rather than flap surgery) a possible technique for reconstruction of a woman’s breast after mastectomy. In spite of exciting developments in the field of adipose derived stem cells, further research is still needed before the techniques described in this article are applied widely in the treatment of women with breast cancer.

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