chapter  2
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Regenerative medicine: a paradigm shift?

Regenerative medicine, propelled by the recent progress made in transplant medicine, SC biology, and related biomedical fields, is primed to expand the therapeutic armamentarium available in the clinical setting, and thereby, ameliorate disease outcome while reducing the burden of chronic therapy. This progress offers a transformative paradigm with curative objectives and goals to address disease management demands unmet by traditional (pharmaco)therapy. In particular, SC-based regenerative medicine is poised to drive the evolution of medical sciences from traditional palliation, which mitigates symptoms, to curative therapy aimed at treating the disease cause.