Oncology & Cancer

Double lung transplant saves US man with terminal cancer

US doctors announced Thursday they had successfully performed a double lung transplant on a patient with terminal lung cancer, giving new hope to others who also are in advanced stages of the deadly disease.

Cardiology

The challenge of organ transplant rejection

Acute rejection of a transplanted organ by the recipient's immune system remains one of the leading causes of pediatric heart transplant failure. While there have been vast improvements in the practice over time, significant ...

Medical research

Study pinpoints molecular targets of transplant rejection

Researchers from the University of Sydney and Monash University have made a significant discovery that uncovers what is happening at the molecular level when an organ transplant is recognized as foreign by the immune system.

Medical research

Reducing organ transplant side effects

A new research project aims to use personalized anti-rejection medication to reduce the health risks that organ transplant patients experience following surgery.

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