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Duke's first hand transplant is performed on May 27, 2016. 
Here the donor arm is brought into the hospital. Led by surgeon Dr. Linda Cendales, two teams worked to attach a donor hand and forearm onto the left arm of Rene Chavez, 54. Chavez, who lives in Laredo, Texas, lost his hand in an accident when he was four-years-old.

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Duke's first hand transplant is performed on May 27, 2016. Here the donor arm is brought into the hospital. Led by surgeon Dr. Linda Cendales, two teams worked to attach a donor hand and forearm onto the left arm of Rene Chavez, 54. Chavez, who lives in Laredo, Texas, lost his hand in an accident when he was four-years-old. Shawn Rocco/Duke Health


Dr. Linda Cendales performed the first hand transplant surgery in North Carolina May 27. 
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Dr. Linda Cendales performed the first hand transplant surgery in North Carolina May 27. 


A team of Duke researchers found that brain cancer patients who received a poliovirus treatment had a 20 percent three-year survival rate.
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A team of Duke researchers found that brain cancer patients who received a poliovirus treatment had a 20 percent three-year survival rate.


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