More success with adult stem cells

Monday, March 11, 2019
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

petri dish stem cell researchA cancer treatment using adult stem cells shows potential for also helping people with HIV.

A patient in London contracted HIV in 2003 then developed Hodgkin Lymphoma in 2012. Four years later, he agreed to an adult stem cell transplant designed to treat the cancer. Dr. David Prentice, vice president and research director for the Charlotte Lozier Institute, tells OneNewsNow the donor was selected because he lacked a protein flag called CCR5.

"They gave him these donor cells that lacked this little protein flag, took care of the lymphoma, restarted his immune system, but now the virus didn't have any place to attach to it, [and it] couldn't infect him," Dr. Prentice explains.

Prentice

This one case demonstrates the value of using adult stem cells for treating various diseases and other medical conditions.

"It doesn't necessarily mean that he's cured," Dr. Prentice notes, "but he is in what we would call a long-term remission. He not only does not have this cancer anymore; he does not, as far as we can tell, have HIV infection."

This patient is the second in remission from HIV with use of adult stem cells. And while this success does not mean the treatment will work for every HIV patient, as it takes a certain type of donor that is not readily available, the Institute president says further research might reveal the treatment could be applied more widely in the future.

Meanwhile, after millions of dollars in research, medical treatments from research on human embryos has produced no treatments.

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