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direct-to-consumer market for stem cell-based interventions in Australia: Exploring the experiences of patients

Waldby, Catherine; Hendl, Tereza; Kerridge, Ian; Lipworth, Wendy; Lysaght, Tamra; Munsie, Megan; Stewart, Cameron


The prevalence of businesses selling autologous stem cell-based interventions (ASCBI) to patients in Australia has raised serious concerns about how weaknesses in regulation have enabled the emergence of an industry that engages in aggressive marketing of unproven treatments to patients. Little is known about how patients experience this marketing and their subsequent interactions with practitioners. This paper reports results from fifteen semi-structured interviews with patients and carers,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Regenerative Medicine
DOI: 10.2217/rme-0089
Access Rights: Open Access


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