The Stem for Life Foundation July 2015
* The Stem for Life Foundation (SFLF) is a nonsectarian, nonpartisan, Federal tax exempt not for profit corporation organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and deemed a public charity.
* SFLF raises awareness about the therapeutic promise of the use of human cells as a treatment modality and supports the furtherance of cell therapy research and development in aan effort to expedite development of treatment.
* SFLF support the belief that there is a paradigm shift in medicine toward cell therapy – a shift away from treating disease with drugs and toward treating disease with our own cells; a shift away from treating symptoms and toward cures for illnesses that cause the most suffering; a shift away from chemical drug development and toward looking inside ourselves to understand and then amplify our bodies’ natural repair mechanism. We firmly believe that the future of medicine emanates from within each of us and we are dedicated to furthering the potential of cellular therapy for humankind.
* SFLF has a partnership with the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Culture to collaborate on educating the world on the advances of cell therapy research and the impact on human suffering by advancing these therapies into and through the clinic and making them available to patients .
* The 3rd International Vatican Conference – Cellular Horizons and Beyond – Children, Chronic Disease and Aging – How Science, Technology and Communication will Impact Society is currently being scheduled to be hosted at the Vatican in April 2016 by SFLF and the Pontifical Counsel for Culture within the Vatican in April 2016 in order:
* To explore the future and how science, technology and communication will allow us to personalize medical solutions for individual patients to remove inefficiencies, thereby reducing costs and improving individual care. Note: Cell therapy is considered personalized medicine because the treatments are tailored to a particular individual and relies on scientific breakthroughs in our understanding of how a person’s unique molecular and genetic profile makes them susceptible to certain diseases.
* To foster open dialogue among researchers, medical practitioners, religious leaders, political figures and innovators with the goal of advancing scientific research on cell therapy and exploring clinical application as well as exploring the social and cultural impact of these new treatment modalities.
* To Unite people of all races, religious beliefs, cultural and economic backgrounds in a global conversation about the healing potential of cell therapy for diseases of aging and the importance of getting approved therapies to people suffering with debilitating medical conditions around the world.
* Cancer immunotherapy for example, is considered by many to be the most important sector in biotechnology right now and the most important treatment modality for
cancer to come along in decades. Within 5 years it is expected that 60% of all cancers will be treated by a cancer immunotherapy (i.e., a treatment that works by harnessing a person’s own immune system to fight their cancer). Although huge attention is being paid to the cancer immunotherapy, a type of cell therapy, cell therapy is being researched in various forms for treatments for a plethora of other serious medical conditions, including diabetes, multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular disease and rare genetic disorders such as autism and ocular disease.
* Remember cell therapy results in cures rather than the treatment of symptoms.
* The moving story of Jim Danhakl who was cured of a terminal illness by adult stem cells (a type of cell) is on the home page of our website – http://www.stemforlife.org/.