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Clinical Relevancy of Islet Cell Transplantation

Clinical Relevancy of Islet Cell Transplantation

Host: Mary Leuchars, MD

Guest: R. Paul Robertson, MD

Can patients with type I diabetes achieve insulin independence with islet cell transplantation? Host Dr. Mary Leuchars explores this question with Dr. R. Paul Robertson, president and scientific director of the Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute and professor of pharmacology and medicine at the University of Washington. Their discussion focuses on the clinical relevancy of pancreatic islet cell transplantation, and what we can hope to achieve for diabetics undergoing this procedure.