1. What stem cell-based therapies are currently available?

A Closer Look at Stem Cells

You can learn a lot about stem cell research and its potential to impact human health on the website "A Closer Look at Stem Cells," which is designed, maintained and hosted by the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR).

This website offers many resources for patients and those looking for more information about stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. It includes information about what to consider when joining a clinical trial.

Clinical Trials

Currently, the only stem cell-based treatment that is routinely reviewed and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is hematopoietic (or blood) stem cell transplantation. It is used to treat patients with cancers and disorders that affect the blood and immune system.

Stem cell-based therapies for all other conditions are still experimental.

The website ClinicalTrials.gov has the most up-to-date information about clinical trials that are testing whether stem cell-based therapies are safe and effective in humans.

If you have questions about specific clinical trials, the only people who can answer them properly are those who are listed as the primary contact for each study listed on ClinicalTrials.gov.

HSCI does not enroll any volunteers in clinical trials.