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

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 of Hematology and Cellular Therapy, at the National Pirogov Medical Surgical Center in Moscow. … Continue reading Meet Phoebe Scopes, First MS Patient from Abroad to Undergo HSCT in Moscow

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 my life? What affect could vitamin D have? I would not have started taking the … Continue reading Heeding Advice About Vitamin D Supplement Results in Improvements