What are stem cell applications?

Nowadays, stem cells are primarily used for therapy transplantations in patients who underwent intensive chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy, as a means of annihilating cancerous cells. Unfortunately, chemo and radiotherapy eradicate both neoplastic cells and healthy stem cells located in bone marrow. In order to restore the patient’s hematopoietic system and regenerate his/her immune system, stem cell transplantation is applied. The transplanted cells find their way to the bone marrow where they proliferate and create new blood cells and regenerate the immune system.