Clinical Trial Information

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The Stem Cell Institute does not treat patients, but rather performs the basic science that is the foundation for future therapies. Information about current clinical trials at the University of Minnesota can be found at the Academic Health Center website. 

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How to find a clinical trial

Information about current clinical trials from around the world can be found at

For example, search: "stem cell" and "[name of condition]". Once you have the search results, trials may be viewed by location on a map (third tab). Other information about each trial includes a description, criteria for being included as a patient, and contact information for the organization conducting it.

The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota participates in a number of clinical trials.  Learn more.

An excellent source of information for how to evaulate whether or not to participate in a clinical trial is

More information

Patients considering treatment outside of a clinical trial, or outside the United States should read the joint statement released by leading medical organizations: Patient Advisory for Stem Cell Therapy and Medical Tourism

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