Stories about scientific success in stem cell research is in the media nearly every day. That is why patients, especially those with so far uncurable diseases, hope fo a stem cell based treatment or therapy.
But very few illnesses can be cured so far with approved stem cell based procedures. Which diseases can be treated and what questions you should ask, you may look up in the patient handbook of one of our co-operation partners.
Diverse clinics around the world provide unproven therapies with stem cells. Please read and watch the following articles:
Science: No Point in Testing Controversial Stem Cell Treatment, Italian Panel Says
nature: Unknown territory - Japan is making an overdue effort to regulate experimental stem-cell treatments. A clearly defined legal framework is needed to protect patients.
www.independent.ie: Stem-cell therapy scams 'preying on the vulnerable'
nature reports: Notorious stem cell therapy centre closes in Germany
Daily Telegraph: Baby death scandal at stem cell clinic which treats hundreds of British patients a year
21st Century Snake Oil @ CBS News' 60 Minutes
Different institutions have published an expert opinion about the status quo of stem cell based medicine and the classification of so called "unproven therapies".