stem-cell tourism
n. The practice of traveling to another country for stem-cell-based medical treatments.
stem-cell tourist n.

Example Citations:
With what appears to be thousands of Australians heading overseas for expensive treatments that don"t reverse their illnesses, university researchers are trying to understand the "stem-cell tourism" phenomenon.
—John Elder, “Stem-cell tourists living in hope: study,“ Sydney Morning Herald, April 14, 2013

Over the past year, Bangkok Hospital has successfully treated more than 40 patients using stem-cell therapy — mostly Americans willing to travel overseas for a procedure that isn"t licensed at home.
—Simon Montlake, “Stem-cell tourism,“ South China Morning Post, May 26, 2006

Earliest Citation:
Professor McGuckin agrees: "Stem cell tourism is already a problem. In the Ukraine and Holland, I have personally been involved with cases of desperate families from the UK who have gone to centres where they were kept in for less than a day with unproven techniques for treatment of Multiple Sclerosis and strokes."
—“Experts issue appeal for FP7 stem cell funding,“ The Times Higher Education Supplement, February 1, 2006


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