Home > JAMA REPORT > Adult Stem Cells Helps Patients with Heart Disease Get the Flash Player to see this player. Rate: (Click the stars to rate) Published on Feb 29, 2008 by RichBurt, Views: 9154 JAMA Reports: Adult stem cell therapy has become a standard of care when treating several types of cancer. Now a review of a number of trials involving adult stem cells shows they are helping with a variety of diseases, including heart disease. Dr. Richard Burt. Northwestern. Chicago, Ill.