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"Could Stem Cells Cure Crohn's?" - Ashley Welch

  • Everyday Health
  • New York, NY
  • (May 20, 2019)

Michael Miceli felt completely depleted from his Crohn’s disease, until he learned he qualified for a clinical trial at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai that uses stem cell therapy to treat Crohn’s disease. After undergoing the procedure, Michael noticed a difference almost immediately. His symptoms subsided, and he was able to go back to the things he loved doing. Louis Cohen, MD, assistant professor of medicine and gastroenterology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai who oversaw the trial said, “The study demonstrated that stem cell transplants for Crohn’s disease could really be a life-saving endeavor. The goal is to eradicate all of the immune cells that are populated in the body that we think are causing the problem. So when we give them back their own stem cells to help their immune system to recover, what we think is happening in terms of the Crohn’s is that we’re giving them back immune cells that haven’t learned the bad behaviors of Crohn’s disease.”

— Louis J. Cohen, MD, Assistant Professor, Medicine, Gastroenterology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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