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Date:4/14/2011

ined to become more accessible.

"This group in Toronto has really made significant progress in a short period of time. Right now, this may end up being limited to a few centers, but other companies will probably jump in. In the long run, about three to five years, I think this technique has great potential to change the way we practice. This technique is promising and has a large number of potential uses," said Pilewski.

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Learn more about lung transplants from the U.S. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

SOURCES: Shaf Keshavjee, M.D., senior scientist, McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University Health Network, and director, Toronto Lung Transplant Program, Toronto General Hospital, Canada; Joseph Pilewski, M.D., medical director, lung transplant program, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; Michael J. Goldstein, M.D., director, kidney and pancreas transplantation, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and medical director, New York Organ Donor Network; April 14, 2011, New England Journal of Medicine


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