Stem cells hold great potential not only for clinical therapy but also as a tool for basic research and drug development. Today, there is only one recognized clinical therapy in standard use in the healthcare system. This is the use of hematopoietic stem cells as a therapy for patients undergoing high dose chemotherapy to treat blood cancers such as leukemia, multiple myeloma, and lymphoma. This type of treatment has been ongoing for more than five decades and much of what we know about stem cells today can be attributed to discoveries made during the development of this type of treatment. vs Lieder R, Sigurjonsson OE (2013) Stem cells and Tissue Engineeringâ The Ultimate Combo for Clinical Therapy?
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