Liver cancer

Stem cells have been used to assist patients with cancer for many years. Listed below is a trial investigating the use of stem cells to assist in recovery from liver cancer. Click on the link provided to find out more about the trial. It remains too early to know if the approach will be suitable. We need evidence collected in clinical trials to determine if a proposed stem cell treatment is both safe and effective.

tagged as Liver cancer

  • Cell Infusion Intraportal Autologous Bone Marrow Mononuclear as Enhancer of Liver Regeneration Location: Spain
    Overview: This trial aims to investigate the use of stem cells from the patient's bone marrow in treatment of liver cancer. The trial is being sponsored by the Fundación Pública Andaluza Progreso y Salud and is being conducted at four University hospitals across Spain. They proposes to recruit 65 patients between March 2011 and March 2014. Participants will be randomly divided into either a control group or a experimental group. The control group will receive the standard of care which involves surgical resection of those segments of the liver affected by the cancer. The experimental group will have stem cells isolated from their bone marrow which will be infused into the remaining segments during the standard resection surgery. All participants will be monitored for complications following the transfusion and changes in clinical condition, including liver function and tumour recurrence.
    Link to Clinical Registry
    Trial Design: Safety and Efficacy Study
    Status: Not yet started
    Stem Cell: Adult Bone Marrow Stem Cells