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Lifetree Café: Stem Cells
September 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual, comfortable setting.
This week’s program, titled “Stem Cells: The Miracle Cure You May Be Missing Out On,” includes a film featuring a regenerative stem cell procedure as well as an interview with Dr. Christopher Centeno, who performs orthopedic procedures using adult stem cells in both the U.S. and in an offshore clinic.
“Over the next 20 to 30 years, many drugs we use today will be replaced by stem cells from our own bodies, or cells mass-produced in labs,” says Centeno, who notes that the shift in medicine puts at risk much of the $300 billion prescription drug market.
Centeno, who uses stem cells as an alternative to joint replacement and to treat tendon, ligament, and bone pain, wonders if concerns about lost revenue have prompted the domestic ban of some procedures that are available in other countries. This program provides insights into the ongoing debate.
Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Lifetree Café is located at Restoration Cafe in downtown Clearwater.