We have all heard that stem cell treatments hold promise for many diseases, including myositis. There is currently a Phase 1 clinical trial for stem cell transplants for myositis at Northwestern, for instance: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00278564
The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) offers some useful resources for patients considering stem cell treatments:
Unfortunately, stem cell fraud is on the rise, and unethical practitioners are promising cures for numerous diseases from scientifically unproven treatments overseas. This guide can help patients distinguish between reputable, science-based stem cell treatments and "snake oil."