What does it tell you when expert after expert tries to discredit the results of Gordie Howe’s stem cell treatment while his son Dr. Murray Howe, chairman of Toledo Hospital’s department of radiology, credits the stem cells for his recovery?
What does it tell you when expert after expert claim his recovery and improvements are insignificant…while simultaneously attributing his recovery and improvements to everything except the stem cells he received?
What does it tell you when expert after expert discredits the anecdotal evidence of Gordie Howe’s recovery as “merely anecdotal” while it is actually one mere drop in an ocean of tens of thousands per year who have improved from cancer with cellular therapies over the last 59 years and tens of thousands who have improved over the past 12-14 years from non-cancer conditions?
And what is the value of this huge array of empirical and anecdotal evidence?
There are many types of evidence, not just trials or anecdotal. Too often we reduce the evidential options to either clinical trials or anecdote. Wrong. That’s 5 blind men describing an elephant all over again. We must take into account ALL of the different types of evidence and only THEN we can make a judgment based on the cumulative evidential data.
Anecdotal Evidence – Peyton Manning, Kobe Bryant, Rafael Nadar, Bartolo Colon…athletes from major sports organizations all over the world are embracing and anecdotally illustrating the safety and efficacy of cellular therapies
Statistical Evidence – 50,000 patients per year… are statistically illustrating the safety and efficacy of cellular therapies
Testimonial Evidence – Youtube is chock full of testimonies of athletes and patients who are benefiting from cellular therapies and via testimonial, illustrating the safety and efficacy of cellular therapies
Analogical Evidence – 59 years and thousands of trials and studies are analogously illustrating the safety and efficacy of cellular therapies
Clinical Trial evidence – Even though it may be the wrong process to evaluate cellular therapies, the vast majority of over 2,400 clinical trials are scientifically and empirically illustrating the safety and efficacy of cellular therapies
Miracle results? No. This is par for the course results from real expectations based on the multitude of evidence types collected over the past six decades for cellular therapies. The combined patchwork of all of the data from all of these evidences paints a very compelling conclusion.
Are cellular therapies safe and effective? All of the evidences seem to say so. Not just the anecdotal evidence;
and clinical trial evidences.
by David Granovsky, Stem Cell Writer and Author
Read one of the many myopically evidential articles here: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/the-stem-cell-miracle-is-anecdotal/article22880977/