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Clinical Islet Transplantation Consortium

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"The Clinical Islet Transplantation (CIT) Consortium is a network of clinical centers and a data coordinating center established in 2004 to conduct studies of islet transplantation in people with type 1 diabetes. Studies conducted by the CIT Consortium will focus on improving the safety and long-term success of methods for transplanting islets, the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas, in people whose own islets have been destroyed by the autoimmune process that characterizes type 1 diabetes. One clinical trial, in particular, is studying the efficacy of islet transplantation after kidney transplantation. Participants may include Medicare beneficiaries. This study was mandated in the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003. "

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