Stem cell based therapies, such as bone marrow transplants, have been around for over 40 years as treatment for cancer and anemia.
While you can talk to your doctor about possible treatments using adult stem cells, your doctor may not be fully aware of all of the latest research. You can do your own research on current clinical trials at www.clinicaltrials.gov and bring information to your doctor to discuss.
As adult stem cell research is moving at a fast pace, patients have many questions about what treatments are currently possible. The International Society for Stem Cell Research has created a consumer-focused information portal at www.closerlookatstemcells.org which seeks to answer many of these questions. This website includes the “Top 10 Things to Know About Stem Cell Treatments”.