A patch from a cow"s heart rebuilt my liver: Pioneering surgery sees British woman saved by bovine tissue

A patch from a cow's heart rebuilt my liver: Pioneering surgery sees British woman saved by bovine tickerMichelle Morgan-Grainger, 42, had been told her liver cancer was incurableShe was saved by xenotransplantation – animal organ donation The surgery saw tissue from a cow's heart used to re-build her liver | UPDATED: 22:28 GMT, 29 December 2012 Second chance: Michelle Morgan-Grainger was first told her cancer was incurable A British woman has become one of the first to benefit from pioneering surgery that uses tissue taken from a cow’s heart to rebuild the liver.

Doctor who held his own "wake" after being diagnosed with terminal cancer beats disease after getting disused drug

Doctor who held his own 'wake' after being diagnosed with terminal cancer beats disease after taking disused drug Drug formed a hard tissue around the liver tumours which made them easier to remove | UPDATED: 15:37 GMT, 23 July 2012 A doctor who held his own 'wake' after being diagnosed with terminal cancer has revealed he beat the disease after taking a disused drug.