New website evaluates stem cell claims
from MedPage Today
Patients seeking stem cell treatments for various conditions now have an online resource to help them evaluate the claims of clinics and companies around the world. The recently launched website —
— set up by the International Society for Stem Cell Research, provides information about stem cell biology as well as questions to ask clinics offering these often-experimental treatments. The site will eventually contain a list of clinics that did — or did not — provide information to the ISSCR on issues such as whether a medical ethics committee is involved in a treatment to protect patients' rights, or whether there is oversight from a regulatory body like the FDA or the European Medicines Agency.
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