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Spanish girl beats cancer with umbilical-cord stem cells

Catholic World News - March 09, 2011

A young Spanish girl has been pronounced free of a brain cancer after being treated with stem cells developed from her own umbilical cord.

Diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2009, the girl, then 2 years old, was treated with surgery, chemotherapy, and stem cells to restore her blood system. Doctors report that 14 months later she has recovered and is living a normal life. The use of stem cells taken from umbilical cords has produced several promising results in medical treatment, and raises none of the ethical concerns that are attached to embryonic stem-cell research.

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  • Posted by: impossible - Mar. 10, 2011 1:04 PM ET USA

    It's possible that I simply missed the media reporting of this, but I suspect they either didn't report it or put it on the umpteenth page. If they reported it, they probably said "stem cell" without specifying what kind.

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