The Cell Therapy Network (TerCel), a consortium of Spanish research groups funded by the Carlos III Health Institute, is committed to the goal that expectations about the therapeutic potential of stem cells (SC) and other advanced therapies make reality, and provide safe and effective solutions to the problems of patients. The members of TerCel are aware of the need to work with rigor to lay the cellular and molecular bases of the pathogenesis of diseases and for the transfer of scientific research to the treatment of patients. We are aware that in certain cases this rigor does not exist and we consider it our obligation to provide accurate information to patients who are considering undergoing stem cell treatment outside the clinical trials currently authorized in Spain, and also to their relatives and doctors.
We trust that the information we provide, and that has been prepared by the Committee of Good Clinical Practices in Cellular Therapy of the Network, be taken into account when making a decision in this regard. Among other resources, we have prepared a list of questions that patients should ask , with the advice of their doctor, who offers them a treatment with stem cells (SC). We also offer a list of frequently asked questions posed by patients in this situation. It is not about influencing patients and / or physicians in their decisions about opting for a specific cell therapy, but about providing scientific, truthful and contrasted information so that everyone can make their decisions freely and with sufficient information about it.
We recommend in a special way to consult the excellent information available on the ISSCR website (International Society for Stem Cell Research). , part of which is available in Spanish. In some cases we have relied on this information to develop the structure and content of this website. The Patient's Manual that we provide here is the updated translation into Spanish of the Manual prepared by said scientific society.
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