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dc.creatorRyan, Kirsten A.en
dc.creatorSanders, Amanda N.en
dc.creatorWang, Dong D.en
dc.creatorLevine, Aaron D.en
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-12T18:22:42Zen
dc.date.available2011-07-12T18:22:42Zen
dc.date.created2010-01en
dc.date.issued2010-01en
dc.identifier1746-076Xen
dc.identifier10.2217/rme.09.70en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationRegenerative Medicine 2010 January; 5(1): 27-33en
dc.identifier.urihttp://xr8el9yb8v.search.serialssolutions.com/?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Tracking+the+rise+of+stem+cell+tourism.&title=Regenerative+Medicine&volume=5&issue=1&date=20100100&au=Ryan,+Kirsten+A.;+Sanders,+Amanda+N.;+Wang,+Dong+D.;+Levine,+Aaron+D.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.2217/rme.09.70en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/515187en
dc.description.abstractAIMS: Driven by hype surrounding stem cell research, a number of clinics around the world currently offer 'stem cell therapies' to patients. These unproven interventions have attracted policy interest owing to the risks they may pose to patients and to the progress of legitimate translational stem cell research, yet remarkably little data exists about the patients who undergo these unproven therapies or their experiences. We sought to characterize this patient population. MATERIALS & METHODS: We developed a comprehensive data set of blogs written by patients (or their caretakers) about their experiences with unproven stem cell therapies. RESULTS & CONCLUSIONS: Analyzing these data suggests that unproven stem cell therapies are increasing rapidly in popularity and are attracting a wide range of patients--both young and old and with a diverse collection of medical conditions. These results should help clinicians advise individual patients and help policymakers devise strategies to mitigate the risks these treatments pose.en
dc.formatArticleen
dc.languageengen
dc.source329499en
dc.subjectHypeen
dc.subjectMethodsen
dc.subjectPatientsen
dc.subjectResearchen
dc.subject.classificationHealth Careen
dc.subject.classificationStem Cell Researchen
dc.subject.classificationInternational and Political Dimensions of Biology and Medicineen
dc.subject.classificationEconomics of Health Careen
dc.titleTracking the rise of stem cell tourism.en
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dc.provenanceDigital citation migrated from OpenText Livelink Discovery Server database named GenETHX to DSpace collection GenETHX hosted by Georgetown Universityen


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