Beware unproven stem cell treatment

Neurologists should take care to warn patients about the dangers of possibly unproven stem cell treatments, says a prominent stem cell researcher.

Dr Ann Tsukamoto (pictured) from StemCells Inc, who visited Sydney this week as part of a tour promoting stem cell research says the growth in the number of people practising unproven stem cell therapies is alarming.

She urges neurologists to advise patients to be wary of these so-called miracle treatments.

“If they think they want to send their patients to some of these clinics, they should ask them: do they have the equivalent