Stem cell research is the sexy topic of the beginning of the 21st century and it is difficult to find an area in medicine that would not benefit from it, if it is proven to be of benefit in tissue regeneration. There are no studies even in laboratory settings that have looked at its use in Peyronie’s disease. One of the great challenges in Peyronie’s disease management is to prevent the plaque formation rather than reverse it once it has happened which is probably more difficult than its prevention. Much of the basic research that is ongoing at Cornell Medical Center in NYC, UCLA in Los Angeles, UCSF in San Francisco, Rush University in Chicago and Tulane in New Orleans is aimed at understanding the early steps in the development of plaque tissue so that it can be prevented.
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