CELL THERAPY ADVANCES - SEVERAL HURDLES YET REMAIN
Cell therapies are a promising treatment for degenerative diseases that are prevalent in an aging population such as Parkinson’s disease. The following article - Cell Therapy Advances - Several Hurdles Remain is about the current status and success of cell therapy, a transformative technology in biohealth contributing to the "personalization" of healthcare. The author is Derrick Rancourt, a professor - a knowledge seeker, at the University of Calgary and a mentor of student entrepreneurs.
Alberta became the third jurisdiction in Canada, after Ontario and Quebec, to allow cell therapy in the treatment of some forms of cancer, namely lymphocytic cancers. Cell-based therapy (CBT) is proving more effective than conventional cancer therapeutic approaches. The approach has proved successful but more work remains to be done to improve the treatment’s success and reduce the cost. FOR MORE.
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