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11-12-2009, 05:52 PM
A pioneering Australian surgery may make it possible for breast cancer patients to "regrow" their breasts.
Professor Wayne Morrison’s team at the Bernard O’Brien Institute in Melbourne will stage a trial that offers hope to more the thousands of women who lose their breasts to cancer (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,574389,00.html?test=latestnews#) each year.
Up until now, mastectomy (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,574389,00.html?test=latestnews#) patients have had the option of either getting breast implants, or forgoing replacement altogether.
This new breakthrough could also completely revolutionize the cosmetic surgery (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,574389,00.html?test=latestnews#) industry by allowing women to grow bigger natural breasts.

I'm not where where this ranks in the order of important things to study but I'm sure more that just breast cancer survivors will be grateful. While the article seems to focus on the cosmetic benefits I find myself wondering if could also help with other things like burns.

The Bigfella
11-12-2009, 06:06 PM
I was speaking with someone involved in the biotech industry yesterday, and this one came up. There's that and a lot more under way at the moment.

Something radical in cancer detection too.