Welcome to the Stem Cell Tourism Research Project

  • Stem cells and the great promise that they hold for new treatments have captured the public’s attention. However at the moment there are very few conditions where stem cell treatments are routinely offered in Australia.

    However clinics and companies overseas are promoting stem cell treatments for many conditions including Spinal Cord Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, and Cerebral Palsy.

    While some Australians are seeking treatments abroad, we know little about their views.

    This project seeks to capture the journeys, expectations and experiences of those travelling overseas. We are also interested in talking to people who have contemplated travelling.

    Insights from this study will help in producing information for patients and their families who are contemplating stem cell treatments.

    Find out more about this project