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Cell therapy: New promise for cancer treatment and cartilage repair

More than 300,000 international visitors arrive at Taiwan each year in search of world-class medical treatment. Soon cell therapy will further raise Taiwan’s profile in global medical community. Cell therapy is an exciting new field of treatment, in which live cells are injected into a patient to treat diseases. Two Taiwanese medical centers have already gotten approval to offer immune cell treatments for cancer. A third hospital is now seeking authorization to repair cartilage, using stem cells derived from the patient’s own fat.