Japanese researchers signal breast cancer regenerative medicine breakthrough
Japan Times -- Mar 21
Japanese researchers have boasted a major breakthrough in regenerative medicine for breast cancer patients.
Led by Bin Nakayama, associate professor at Tottori University, the research team succeeded in enabling breast cancer patients to recover what was lost after breast-conserving surgery - an operation to remove the cancerous tissue but not the breast itself - by transplanting fat mixed with their own stem cells.
The team successfully conducted clinical tests between September and January on five women, aged between 30 and 60, who underwent breast-conserving surgery. At least a year has passed since they underwent the surgery and none showed signs of the cancer metastasizing when the latest tests were performed.
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