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From Summer Open House: Clinical Trial Update

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    From Summer Open House: Clinical Trial Update
    At the recent Summer Open House, Dr. Wise Young gave an update on the Phase 2 trials in Hong Kong. This Phase 2 trial is looking at the safety of escalating doses of injections of umbilical cord blood mononuclear cells into the spinal cord, with four people at each level. At each level, patients are observed for potential side effects. After the third increase in dosage, methylprednisolone will be added. Then in the final step of Phase 2, participants will be given the highest safe dose of cord blood stem cells plus a six-week course of oral lithium.

    Seven patients already have been treated with no significant problems. Some have reported increased sensation and some recovery of function. However, results need to wait for the six-month independent examinations.

    This Phase 2 Trial will be repeated in the fall in Kunming, China. In Kunming it will be accompanied by intense physical therapy, the so-called '6-6-6' program: six hours a day, six days a week, for six months.

    The data from these trials will be submitted to the FDA for clinical trials in the United States. In September we will be meeting with people at our flagship hospital in Austin, Texas to continue planning there.

    Dr. Young Talks about 'Why Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells'
    On a recent trip to New Zealand, Dr. Young gave an interview in which he explained the decision to use umbilical cord blood stem cells in the clinical trials. Click here to watch the video.

    Coming Soon: Dollar A Day Support Squad Honor Roll
    Many families and friends have pledged 'a dollar a day', the equivalent of a cup of coffee or a candy bar, to support SCINetUSA, the U.S. clinical trial network. Others have asked for gifts to SCINetUSA for their birthday or have made donations in lieu of favors at their wedding. We will be posting the 'Dollar A Day Support Squad' Honor Roll. Donate now to make sure your support is on the list.

    What is was launched to raise funds for SCINetUSA, the spinal cord injury clinical trial network in the United States. It was started by Moms with spinal cord injured children who want to bring effective treatments to this country. It began when one mother said, Instead of waiting for a millionaire, we should ask a million people for just a dollar, please!

    Please help the Moms, Dads, Siblings and Friends
    fund the U.S.A. clinical trial network
    by donating now!

    Thank you for your important support!

    Donations are deductible per IRS regulations

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