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First, do no harm: Study finds danger in standard treatment for a serious lung disease
Date:5/20/2012

ransplant at a center such as U-M's Transplant Center can extend life for years beyond. Most patients are over the age of 65 when diagnosed, but IPF can strike younger people as well.

Because lung transplants are such a dramatic and rarely available therapy, researchers at U-M and other centers are working to find new treatments while also studying the underlying biological factors in the disease. The PANTHER-IPF trial was designed to test a standard therapy in a rigorous way.


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Contact: Kara Gavin
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University of Michigan Health System
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