International Expert Consensus on a Cell Therapy Communication Tool: DOSES
Murray IR, Chahla J, Safran MR, Krych AJ, Saris DBF, Caplan AI, LaPrade RF. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2019 May 15;101(10):904-911. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.18.00915.
An international consensus process has yielded a new consensus statement that aims to develop “strategies to improve standardization and transparency when describing cell therapies. The secondary aim was to develop a consensus among experts on the contents of a standardized tool for describing cell therapies”. The “DOSES” acronym stands for reporting donor, origin tissue, separation method, exhibited cell characteristics associated with behavior, and site of delivery. The authors hope that a tool like “DOSES” will help clinicians and patients understand the characteristics of each cell therapy.