Who offers unproven stem cell treatments?
Unfortunately, there are hundreds of clinics and other groups offering unproving stem cells treatments in the US. A frequent method that they use to treat lung disease involves removing cells from a person’s fat or bone marrow and giving the cells back to the person through his or her blood stream. These approaches have not been proven to work and are not FDA regulated or approved as accepted treatments for any type of lung disease. This means that the necessary clinical research trials to make sure that these treatments are safe and effective have not been done. Unfortunately, this does not prevent them from being offered despite unknown risk or benefit.