Medicines

Warning against overseas stem cell treatment

Thursday, 4 Dec 2014


Families of children with cerebal palsy have been warned against travelling overseas for experimental stem cell treatment. The RACP say the treatments are too risky and there are concerns the treatments offered by international clinics may not be safe. “Stem cells have the potential to improve outcomes for some people affected by cerebral palsy, but we do not have enough research on these treatments, which is why they are not yet available in Australia,” said Dr Stephen de Graaf , President of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine.

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