Understanding Stem Cell Treatments

Please note: NYSCF does not offer stem cell therapy. 

A Closer Look at Stem Cells is a website aimed at helping people understand and evaluate the safety and effectiveness of advertised stem cell treatments.  We encourage you to visit this site to learn more.

ClinicalTrials.gov is a resource listing various studies worldwide.  However, many of these studies have not been evaluated by the FDA or other agencies of the federal government (see disclaimer here).  

It is very important to speak with your medical provider before pursuing any stem cell therapy.


Stem Cell Research

Using stem cells, researchers are able to generate the actual human cells affected by a disease, creating what we call a “disease in a dish”. This model can be used to study how cells develop, deteriorate, and interact in certain diseases. It can also be used for drug testing, allowing us to see how patients will react to different drugs and identify which are promising options for clinical trials.

 

Stem Cell Treatment

Stem cell-based therapies are a unique option for treating disease or injury. A lot of diseases result from a dysfunction or loss of cells in a certain part of the body. Stem cells have the potential to replace damaged or diseased cells, restoring normal function and seamlessly integrating into the body since they are derived from the patients themselves. This is referred to as “regenerative medicine”.

NYSCF’s research aims to bridge the gap between stem cell research and treatment, bringing cures to patients faster.

 

Considering Stem Cell Treatment?

A Closer Look at Stem Cells is a website aimed at helping people understand and evaluate the safety and effectiveness of currently advertised stem cell treatments around the world. We recommend you read it before pursuing any kind of advertised stem cell treatment.