Unproven stem cell treatments

Unproven stem cell treatments are experimental treatments that are offered to patients before they are fully evaluated to see if they are safe and effective. Such treatments are offered outside a clinical trial framework, often by doctors who are not specialists in the condition being treated.

Unproven treatments on the market:

Unproven stem cell treatments are those where doctors offer to treat patients without first properly evaluating the proposed treatment. These treatments have little or no medical or scientific evidence to back up their claims around both safety and actual benefit. 

Simple points to consider to help identify providers of unproven stem cell treatments:


Please remember that just because a treatment is being offered in Australia does not make it a proven safe and effective therapy. Please consult your treating doctors (who is not selling you the treatment) and discuss your options as they are in the best position to advise you. 

Resources for patients:


 
Australian Stem Cell
Handbook
ISSCR Patient
Handbook
A Closer Look
at Stem Cells

Prof Kirsten Hebert
"Stem Cell Tourism"

MOVE - Stem Cell
Treatment flyer