First U.S. Patient Gets Stem Cell Trachea Transplant

Christopher Lyles, 30, of Abingdon, Md, exhausted the limited treatment options available in the U.S. for his tracheal cancer. But Lyles read about an experimental tracheal transplant procedure surgeons performed in Europe using adult stem cells. "Every surgeon told me it was inoperable," said Lyles. "It was hard to hear that." Lyles reached out to Dr. Paolo Macchiarini, director of the Advanced Center for Translational Regenerative Medicine at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, who was...Full Story
Commenting on this article is closed.