New York Times Article on Stem Cell Treatments and Unproven Therapies Reinforces the Work of ISCT
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Dear ISCT Members,
We would like you to be aware that the New York Times just published an article on stem cell treatments and unproven therapies, stating that “there is no clear evidence that these treatments work, and their safety has yet to be established.” This article reinforces the long-standing position of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the Use of Unproven and/or Unethical Cell and Gene Therapies and ISCT must continue to work against unproven and unethical cell and gene therapy interventions, constantly promoting safe and effective practices worldwide. This article joins a growing number of similar media reports, reflecting the growing opposition against and awareness of stem cell medical tourism and unapproved cell and gene therapies.
As a reminder, the ISCT PTF website contains numerous resources that strive to characterize unproven and unethical cell and gene interventions, and promote safe and effective practices worldwide.
Massimo Dominici, MD
Chair, Presidential Task Force on the Use of Unproven and/or Unethical Cell and Gene Therapy