Call to use MS disease modifying therapies earlier

Greater use of MRI scanning provided basis for new advice. Earlier provision of disease modifying therapies (DMTs) is now being advised for treatment of relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis. This is part of a scientific consensus that changes the way treatment should be provided in the light of evidence that suggests that, rather than waiting to … Continue reading Call to use MS disease modifying therapies earlier

Opinions are divided over suitability of stem cell transplants as treatment for progressive MS

            From left: BBC programme Panorama, Royal Hallamshire Hospital; and Multiple Sclerosis Trust. Great interest was stirred up, quite predictably, by Panorama programme Can you stop my Multiple Sclerosis? broadcast on January 20. That followed four patients with relapsing remitting MS as they underwent Autologous Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (AHCST or HCST) therapy at the … Continue reading Opinions are divided over suitability of stem cell transplants as treatment for progressive MS

Can Multiple Sclerosis be stopped? Maybe SOME can

Last night on the UK’s BBC television, its leading documentary programme Panorama aired an episode entitled Can you stop my Multiple Sclerosis? It followed four people with relapsing remitting MS as they were given bone marrow transplants that are more usually reserved for cancer patients. I say ‘transplant ‘ but the stem cells are taken … Continue reading Can Multiple Sclerosis be stopped? Maybe SOME can