PERF Monthly Newsletter – December 2016

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  1. James Haile says:

    I have had COPD for 17 yrs. i am checking in to Stem Cell Therapy i was just wondering if it is a hoax or is there something to it. I have all ways been told if it sounds to good to be true it usually is.

    1. PERF says:

      I am aware that a number of centers in the United States and abroad are offering stem cell therapy. However, experts in this field believe (and I believe) that this therapy does not have proven benefits. We initially thought that stem cells might be able to rebuild damaged lungs but, to date, the scientific evidence for this is lacking. The websites of the centers offering stem cell therapy that I’ve looked at have testimonials from people who say they’ve been helped, but testimonials are not scientific evidence. I’ve heard that these centers charge large sums of money for treatment; of course insurance does not pay for unproven therapies.
      Sorry not to have better news.
      – Richard Casaburi, PhD, MD

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