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Letter to the Editor
Patients with incurable diseases often crave for various unproven cell therapies worldwide.1 In Japan, after induced pluripotent stem cells were awarded the Nobel Prize in 2012, the government has vigorously supported the development of potential clinical application of cell therapies, resulting larger-than-life hype and hope among the public. Aside from legitimate clinical trials, many for-profit clinics offer unproven cell-based procedures, with more than half of indication for advanced cancer.2 They often advertise online to draw patients' attention, promising effectiveness that have little …
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