The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has developed Stem Cell Treatments – A Quick Guide for Medical Practitioners to assist practitioners in discussing stem cell treatments with their patients, and the risks involved in undergoing unproven treatments.

The Quick Guide is supported by the companion document Stem Cell Treatments – Frequently Asked Questions, which provides information for patients about stem cell treatments.

This resources was produced in 2013 and has been subject to a limited review in December 2019 to take account of changes to the regulation of autologous human cell and tissue products, commonly referred to as ‘stem cells’, that came into force on 1 July 2019. Medical practitioners should note that the resource has not undergone a full review, and up-to-date information about the regulation of autologous human cells and tissues products can be found via Autologous human cells and tissues products regulation


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