Research Targets Cancer-Fighting Capacity of Breast Implants
Two research and development projects are looking at utilizing breast implants in the fight against breast cancer.
Scientists from Brown University are developing a special breast implant surface promoting the presence of healthy cells and deterring the presence of cancer cells. The surface is described as a “microscopic bed-of-nails” that prevents cancer cells from dwelling on it. At the same time, this surface seems to attract healthy cells.
The researchers tested various surfaces and found the breast implant covered in tiny, microscopic bumps to be the most effective in promoting the growth of healthy breast cells. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, in just one day this breast implant surface had 15 percent more healthy breast cells than a normal breast implant surface.
In other research, University of Akron researchers are working on a breast implant they hope will search for and destroy breast cancer cells. The breast implant would include a medication within the material. The medication is supposed to fight infection and inflammation, and possibly destroy cancer cells themselves.
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Dr. Vasdev Rai
Dr. Vasdev Rai has performed more than 25,000 cosmetic surgeries over his more than 30 years in practice as a Dallas plastic surgeon. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon who was first certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1983. Learn More...
Dr. Surjit Rai
Dr. Surjit Rai was born and raised in Plano, Texas. Being the son of a plastic surgeon, Dr. Rai had the unique opportunity to see first-hand the impact a plastic surgeon can have. He knew at a young age that he would dedicate his life and academic career towards the goal of becoming a plastic surgeon. Learn More...