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New Double Lung Transplant Technique Is Successful in Two Late-Stage Cancer Patients

Thursday, March 16, 2023

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Kaitlin Sullivan and Kate Snow

A surgical team at Northwestern Medicine has successfully performed two double lung transplants in patients with stage 4 lung cancer. Their method evolved from treatment of COVID-19 patients who needed double lung transplants. This technique allows both lungs to be replaced at once to avoid the spread of cancer from the diseased lung to the donor lung.

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