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Cells Are the New Cure

By Max Gomez and Robin Smith

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Cells Are the New Cure takes you on a tour of the most exciting and leading-edge developments in medicine. You’ll meet the doctors performing the lifesaving research and the patients who have survived illnesses that, before today, had no good treatment option. The content inside these pages could save your life or that of someone you love.

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“Cells Are the New Cure explains the world of cutting-edge complex scientific discovery in easy-to-understand language, interweaving the human element through stories of remission and cure. As someone who is blessed to be thriving since my stem cell transplant, this book gives us hope.” —Robin Roberts, Good Morning America

“Cells Are the New Cure explores the potential in modern medicine to harness the human body’s own curative abilities to battle cancer, autoimmune diseases, and many rare diseases. Set against the backdrop of real-life stories of patients who have benefited from these therapies while they are undergoing clinical development, the book highlights that unique moment where science and life intersect.” —Stephen C. Groft, PharmD., senior advisor to the director, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, and former director, Office of Rare Diseases Research, National Institutes of Health


The future of medicine is happening now. Revolutionary new science is providing cures that were considered science fiction five years ago–and not with pills, surgery or radiation–but with human cells

Promising treatments now in more than 35,000 clinical trials could have dramatic impacts on cancer, autoimmune diseases, organ replacement, heart disease, and even aging itself. These treatments, which are saving the lives of patients in the trials, will soon be rolled to the medical community at large.

The key to these breakthroughs is the use of living cells as medicine instead of traditional drugs. Research has found that our bodies are virtual treasure troves of adult cells that act as agents of remarkable healing and repair. These cells have been called adult stem cells because they resemble embryonic cells in their ability able to transform into many other cell types but without the ethical and moral concerns of embryonic cells.

Adult cells can reprogram cells to work more efficiently. They can also carry edited genetic code to repair mistakes, and deliver targeted therapies, allowing them to address and even cure many diseases affecting children and adults.

The applications of these cellular therapies are broad and growing. Regenerative medicine allows doctors to repair injured and aging tissues and, incredibly, to create artificial body parts and organs in the lab. New technologies make it possible to harness the immune system to fight cancer and reverse autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis. We’re also seeing advances to alleviate the effects of strokes, Alzheimer’s disease, and even allergies. CRISPR, a new technology for targeted gene editing, promises to eradicate genetic diseases, allowing us to live longer lives–possibly beyond age 100 in good health.

Cells Are the New Cure takes you on a tour of the most exciting and leading-edge developments in medicine. You’ll meet the doctors performing the lifesaving research and the patients who have survived illnesses that, before today, were considered a death sentence. The content inside these pages could save your life or the life of someone you love.

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About the Authors

Max  Gomez

Dr. Max Gomez has produced award-winning health and science segments for network stations in New York and Philadelphia. He has reported for Dateline, Today Show and 48 Hours. Over more than three decades, he’s earned nine Emmy Awards, three NY State Broadcaster’s Association awards and UPI’s “Best Documentary” award.

In addition to NYC’s ‘Excellence in Time of Crisis’ for his September 11 coverage, Dr. Gomez has been singled out nationally for special award recognition by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and The National Marfan Foundation. He was also named the American Health Foundation’s “Man of the Year.” Dr. Gomez has helped organize and moderate three international scientific symposia on stem cells and cellular therapies, hosted by and held at the Vatican.

Max also trains physicians nationally in public speaking and presentation, speaking to groups as diverse as the National Cancer Institute and the College of American Pathologists. He is the co-author of “Our Stem Cells – The Mysteries of Life and Secrets of Healing,” a layman’s guide to the medicine of the future, showcasing a wide array of emerging adult stem cell breakthroughs.

Dr. Gomez also mentors undergraduate journalism students, as well as medical students and physicians who are interested in medical journalism.

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Robin  Smith

Dr. Robin L. Smith is a global thought leader in the regenerative medicine industry, one of the fastest growing segments of modern-day medicine. She received her M.D. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business. During her tenure as CEO of the NeoStem family of companies (NASDAQ: NBS), which she led from 2006 to 2015, she pioneered the company’s innovative business model, combining proprietary cell therapy development with a successful contract development and manufacturing organization.

Dr. Smith maintains a regular column for The Huffington Post. In June 2016, she was awarded the Women of Power and Influence Award from the National Organization of Women (NOW) and is the 2014 winner of the Brava Award, which recognizes top women business leaders in the Greater New York area. She was also a finalist for the 2014 EY Entrepreneur of The Year award for the New York area, recognizing entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

As a business leader, entrepreneur, doctor and philanthropist, Dr. Smith is uniquely positioned to lead the global healthcare industry into the cellular future, where the cells of our bodies will stand as the foundation for a wide array of cures.

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Format: E-book (epub)

ISBN: 9781944648848

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