Dr. Max Gomez, Medical Correspondent on CBS-TV & SFLF Trustee, explains adult stem cell science and its therapeutic potential.
Jim Danhakl’s story of triumph after he was diagnosed with CIPD, a debilitating disorder that threatened to destroy his life.

What is Cell Therapy?

Cell therapy (also called cellular therapy or cytotherapy) is therapy in which cellular material is injected into a patient; this generally means intact, living cells. Cell therapy is the subject of intense research and the basis of potential therapeutic benefit.

Autologous cell therapy, where the donor and the recipient of the cells are the same person, is distinguished from allogenic cell therapy where the donor is a different person from the recipient of the cells. In pharmaceutical manufacturing, the allogenic methodology is promising because unmatched allogenic therapies can form the basis of “off the shelf” products.

Cell therapy is targeted at many clinical indications in multiple organs and by several modes of cell delivery. Accordingly, the specific mechanisms of action involved in the therapies are wide ranging. Some of the cells used in cell therapy include stem , T, dendritic, natural killer, genetically modified, plasma, and red blood.

Our Heroes

All of the work of SFLF is ultimately for the patients—past, present and future— who have been and will be treated successfully with adult stem cells. We recognize and appreciate the contributions made to the field by these patients. These unlikely heroes didn’t set out to change the world, but are changing the world of science and medicine everyday with their remarkable stories of courage and triumph in the face of adversity.
We have recognized some of these heroes at our Vatican Conferences and to feature some of their stories in our Life Lines newsletter. We have shared their stories here, and urge you to read more about their inspiring journeys.

Cells Without Borders Book Release

In their latest book, Cells Without Borders, Biological Solutions To Help Rebuild Healthier, Better Bodies, Dr. Robin Smith and Dr. Max Gomez describe how virtually any disease that results from malfunctioning, damaged or failing tissues may potentially be cured through a variety of regenerative medicine therapies that draw upon the intrinsic healing system of the body.

Readers of Cells Without Borders will get an up-close-and-personal look at amazing research innovations that are impacting the body’s internal healing system and come to understand why they have the potential to trigger a profound change in medical practice. The book will be released on September 1, 2016. Click below to pre-order your copy today.