Acceleration in wound healing and possibly mobilization of Stem Cells

Radiation- induced skin ulcer is a painful side effect among cancer patients receiving radiation therapy. We have shown a major improvement in wound healing in the FPS-treated group. It is impressive how multiple tissues can recover in a coordinated way when the ulcer has little or no blood circulation. The mechanism of recovery is most likely due to the mobilization of stem cells or precursor cells. We received NIH funding to study this further.