[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP150100739]
Researchers Prof Dr Cameron Stewart; A/Prof Ian Kerridge; Prof Catherine Waldby; A/Prof Megan Munsie; Dr Wendy Lipworth; Dr Tamra Lysaght
Brief description This project aims to develop an ethical and regulatory framework for the use of autologous adult stem cell therapies in Australia. These therapies are increasingly being offered to patients for diseases and conditions that lack scientific evidence of safety and efficacy. This study aims to address this problem using a mixed methods approach to generate empirical data and theoretical, ethical and legal insights that will guide the responsible development, translation and regulation of innovative stem cell therapies in Australia and internationally. Anticipated outcomes will improve patient advocacy and public knowledge about adult stem cell therapies, and facilitate better relationships between patients, researchers and clinicians.
Funding Amount $450,000
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects