Paul pays tribute to dedication of staff as he prepares to leave Moscow HSCT centre

Although I have taken a break from writing during August, I just had to catch up with Paul Morrison who, earlier this month, travelled to Moscow to undergo HSCT for multiple sclerosis. The exact type of the disease is a matter of opinion, his neurologist says Paul has SPMS, but tests in Moscow indicate a … Continue reading Paul pays tribute to dedication of staff as he prepares to leave Moscow HSCT centre

#paulsfighttowalk : Support sought for HSCT in Moscow

Former Londoner Paul Morrison is seeking support to travel to Moscow to receive hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in August. These days Paul (46) and his family live a stone’s throw from my home in southern Spain. He shares my challenge of living with multiple sclerosis. His dad, Phil, has set up a GoFundMe account, … Continue reading #paulsfighttowalk : Support sought for HSCT in Moscow

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 put together a comprehensive guide to the whole procedure at the A.A. Maximov Department … Continue reading Russian Physician’s Guide to HSCT in Moscow

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 is your post-HSCT MS state from getting home until today? Phoebe: Back home, four … Continue reading Phoebe’s HSCT Story: Back home (Last in a Series)

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 A.A. Maximov Department of Hematology and Cellular Therapy, at the National Pirogov Medical Surgical Center … Continue reading In Moscow for HSCT: Part 3 of Phoebe’s Story

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: So, you had done lots of research. How did things then develop? Phoebe: By late … Continue reading Phoebe Scopes, British HSCT Pioneer in Moscow, Part 2