What types of diseases are treated with transplanted stem cells?
  • Leukemias
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Lymphomas
  • Inherited Red Cell (Erythrocyte) Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Cancers
  • Disorders of Blood Cell Proliferation
  • Inherited Platelet Disorders
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Inherited Immune System Disorders
Some possible future applications
a) Therapies underway in Clinical Trials
These are diseases for which stem cell treatments have been shown to be beneficial, but have not yet been adopted as standard therapy. For some of these diseases, stem cell transplants only slow the progression of the disease, but cannot cure. For other diseases, stem cell treatments may lead to a cure, but the optimum dosage and usage of the stem cells is still under investigation. In some countries, patients diagnosed with these diseases can usually only get access to stem cell treatments if they are enrolled in a clinical trial.

b) Experimental Applications
Diseases for which stem cell treatments have not yet proven to be fully effective in humans and are still in an experimental phase in the laboratory either with cell cultures or animals. These are Phase I Clinical Trials and the purpose of these trials is to find out if the therapy makes any difference in the course of the disease in comparison to a Control Group. Some physicians may also be treating with stem cells in patients on an experimental basis but are subject to rigid limitations imposed by regulatory authorities.

Some of the most common treatments belonging to one of the above two categories are:
  • Diabetus Mellitus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
If you wish to view the complete list of clinical and experimental stem cell applications you can download and print the following leaflet:

To download the above file to your computer right-click on the link. Select "Save target as" from the menu that will appear and then select the computer folder where you want to save the file.

This information material is available as a pdf file (Adobe Acrobat). To view it you must have installed the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Adobe Acrobat Reader is available free at the ADOBE website..