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Monday, March 16, 2009

Nine Conditions Helped by Adult Stem Cell Treatments

Nine conditions have demonstrated both safety and efficacy in all three phases of clinical trials using adult stem cells and are considered as standard therapy by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) treatments. These are: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, Aplastic Anemia, Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia, Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia, Multiple Myeloma, Myelodysplasia, Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Syndrome-X1, and Thalassemia Major.

Why does the Prentice List tout more than 72 treatments using adult stem cells?

Hematopoietic stem cell replacement of marrow being used in the course of treating many diseases. These stem cells are not treating these illnesses, they allow doctors to use chemo, or irradiation. The marrow cells are then used to replenish the patient's blood supply. The cells are not treating the disease at all. Therefore, it is dishonest to use every instance in which bone marrow is transplanted as part of disease treatment to say that adult stem cells treat 72 diseases. Chemo is treating 72 diseases. Bone marrow transplant is treating one disease in all twelve instances--that being post-chemotherapy bone marrow suppression.

Adult stem cells are only able to do one thing: create more of the same type of cells in their destined progeny. They are not transdifferentiating into many different cell types as blastocystic cells do. Cord blood and placental stem cells being much younger than bone marrow cells, have shown promise in being able to differentiate into different types of cells and treat more illnesses. However, the US has not allowed research to be done on these cells either. And, these cells have no controversy attached to them.

Learn more about all types of stem cells in Yvonne Perry’s groundbreaking book, Right to Recover.

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