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Cell stem cell DOI:10.1016/j.stem.2012.05.010

The promise and perils of stem cell therapeutics.

Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsDaley, GQ
JournalCell stem cell
Volume10
Issue6
Pages740-9
Date Published2012/06/14
ISSN1934-5909
Abstract

Stem cells are the seeds of tissue repair and regeneration and a promising source for novel therapies. However, apart from hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplantation, essentially all other stem cell treatments remain experimental. High hopes have inspired numerous clinical trials, but it has been difficult to obtain unequivocal evidence for robust clinical benefit. In recent years, unproven therapies have been widely practiced outside the standard clinical trial network, threatening the cause of legitimate clinical investigation. Numerous challenges and technical barriers must be overcome before novel stem cell therapies can achieve meaningful clinical impact.

URLhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1934-5909(12)00243-3
DOI10.1016/j.stem.2012.05.010
Pubmed

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22704514?dopt=Abstract