Regarding regenerative medicine, which is used in free medical treatment for cosmetic purposes, groups such as the National Cancer Center have announced the results of a survey that there are significantly fewer reports of side effects and that they may not be reported correctly.
The results of this study were published in the international scientific journal "Stem Cell Reports" by a group led by Dr. Kuni Ichie, Director of the Research Support Center of the National Cancer Center.
There are an increasing number of cases where "regenerative medicine" such as injecting cells cultured for cosmetic purposes is performed in free medical treatment without government approval, but if there is a suspicion of serious side effects, it is necessary to report it to a private review board.
Regenerative medicine is performed about 10,150 times a year, but when the group examined the number of reports of adverse reactions received in fiscal 90 for about 2020 of the approximately 10 review committees nationwide, the minutes of which were confirmed, were only 3.
The group points out that information such as side effects may not be reported correctly due to the significantly lower number of reports.
On the other hand, in the case of the three regenerative medicine products that have been approved by the government, there was a report of about one case for every three to four times of use.
"If it is not reported correctly, patients will not be able to make decisions about treatment," said the head of the family, "I have always believed in the doctor's theory of goodness, but I think a new system is needed."