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HSCT is superior to DMTs say Swedish researchers

At last, independent researchers have endorsed autologous hematopoietic stem cell tranplantation (HSCT) as a treatment of choice for multiple sclerosis.
Well, treatment for relapsing MS, anyway.
The study “Autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation for neurological diseases” was published in the Journal of Neurology, […]

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Cure for multiple sclerosis: Are we close?

I keep reading about potential cures for multiple sclerosis but how lose are we? Let us take a look at the situation.
Researchers and the medical profession already know that MS is a complicated disease with numerous symptoms. Also, they know […]

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MS ’50shadesofsun’ website is Back in Business

Thanks to all of you who have taken the trouble to get in touch to ask about my health, and if everything is ok generally. Well, the news is that, although there was a small health issue the week before […]

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Russian Physician’s Guide to HSCT in Moscow

There’s good news for anyone with multiple sclerosis who is considering undergoing HSCT, especially if that involves being treated in Russia.

And that’s because Denis Fedorenko, MD, who is in charge of the stem cell transplant program for MS patients, has […]

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Phoebe’s HSCT Story: Back home (Last in a Series)

Phoebe Scopes was the first international patient to receive Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) therapy for multiple sclerosis in Moscow. In this fourth, and last, part of her story, we join Phoebe on her return home to the London.

Ian: What […]

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In Moscow for HSCT: Part 3 of Phoebe’s Story

Two weeks ago, I introduced you to Phoebe Scopes, the British woman who was the first international multiple sclerosis patient to receive hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in Moscow. Today, in part 3, Phoebe takes us with her to the […]

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Phoebe Scopes, British HSCT Pioneer in Moscow, Part 2

Last week, I introduced you to Phoebe Scopes, the very first MS patient from another country to undergo hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in Moscow. Today, in Part 2,  we pick up the story of the 46-year-old who lives in London.

Ian: […]

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Meet Phoebe Scopes, First MS Patient from Abroad to Undergo HSCT in Moscow

Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, or HSCT for short, is provided at various centers around the world to a mix of people with multiple sclerosis.

As regular readers know, two months ago I visited the impressive facilities of the A.A. Maximov Department […]

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Heeding Advice About Vitamin D Supplement Results in Improvements

 So, I’m four weeks on from starting to take vitamin D supplement. How’s it going?
To be honest, I did not expect much. How could a vitamin make any difference to the multiple sclerosis symptoms that are so much part of […]

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HSCT in Moscow, Day by Day

Doesn’t time fly? It seems only yesterday that I was preparing to go to Moscow, yet tomorrow will be three weeks since my return. (Note: Now four weeks).

I have written enough about my experiences at the AA Maximov center so, today, […]

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