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Previously Funded Research

2008 Lung Cancer Research Foundation Annual Grant Program

Steven Zielske, PhD

University of Michigan

Research Project:

Cell Therapy for Treatment of Radiation Therapy-Induced Lung Injury


Effect of mesencymal cells as potential repair mechanism for damaged lung tissue. Mesencymal cells are naturally occurring stem cells that help repair damaged tissue in adults, e.g., in wound healing. This study proposes to access the potential use of high levels of mesenchymal cells to reduce the risk of radiation damage to lung tissue thus potentially allowing for higher doses of radiation.