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Making an important step towards greater availability of hand and face transplants, investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston have shown that a procedure developed to induce immune tolerance of organ transplants can achieve immunosuppression-free survival of vascularized composite allografts in a large animal model. BAPRAS Junior Member David Leonard was co-lead author of the study.
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Incidences of dog bite injuries are on the rise. BAPRAS member Christian Duncan and Rakhee Chawla from Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool give an insight to common challenges faced by plastic surgeons
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Prophylactic Bilateral Mastectomies and breast reconstruction have been in the news increasingly this year due to Angelina Jolieís disclosure in the summer. To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, BAPRAS member Victoria Rose explores patient selection for breast cancer surgery.
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To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, consultant plastic surgeon and BAPRAS member Gary Ross looks at how the management of contralateral mastectomies is improving with the help of new research and patient support groups.
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sKINship is a BAPRAS-funded research project and professional network that promotes collaborations between reconstructive plastic surgeons and pattern cutters for fashion
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Last week saw the approval by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) of a new test enabling surgeons to detect the spread of breast cancer tumours at a much earlier stage. NICE explains how the test will help to improve patient care.
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Tony Metcalfe, Director of Research at the Blond McIndoe Research Foundation and Professor of Burns & Wound Healing Research at University of Brighton, gives an insight to pioneering research at the centre
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BAPRAS member John Scott has recently been made an honorary member of the ABS in recognition of his contributions to teaching and training in surgical reconstructive techniques. Here, he reflects on the importance of collaboration between sub-specialties
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Consultant Dermatologist Bav Shergill introduces the British Association of Dermatologistís Sun Awareness Campaign
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