ISSCR update stem cell research guideline: Warns against stem cell medical tourism

ISSCR updates stem cell research guidelines

The International Society for Stem Cell Research cautions that stem cell medical tourism may be faulty, according to International Medical Travel Journal.

Here are five insights:

  1. The updated stem cells research guidelines emphasize the importance of protecting patients.
  2. ISSCR believes some in the industry are marketing unproven stem cell therapies to patients.
  3. The society's guidelines are designed to ensure stem cell research is conducted scientifically and ethically.
  4. ISSCR noted unregulated clinics in some countries may promote stem cell-based therapies that have no scientific backing.
  5. The guidelines also emphasize researchers should not hype study results to the media, as the field is still rapidly advancing.

Source: Becker’s Spine Review