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AAN abstract

Dear all,

There are a few Alemtuzumab (Campath) abstracts being presented at the AAN conference in April.

As someone who has had their two infusions - the last being 27 months ago, it's quite comforting that the treatment effect seems to hold good for the majority of patient for at least four years after treatment. ... 0L_P04.213

I now have an annual MRI and a six-monthly check-up. My ...
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My MS has gradually worsened (walking more unstable) over a year, and my neuro suggested I look at Novantrone as an option -- see ehat 3 doses woul;d do etc.

I was wondering though, if I went for this option would it complicate using Campath -- or Revimmune -- in the future? Was thinking in terms of supressed immunity with a chemo drug and then problems using a monoclonal antibody.

Any input welcome! Also ...
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Licence for Campath?


Any of you guys know when Campath is likely to become a licenced/approved treatment in the UK and the US?

Have been reading different dates -- 2010, 2011, 2012 and so on.


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Anybody heard results on female fertility and campath? sorry if i've asked before. I'm not getting any younger! Thanks.
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Month 21-Two rounds of campath

Sorry guys, I've moved on to CCSVI !!
I mean, that's where I've moved my proverbial eggs to.
I think campath slowed down a wicked downward spiral but there's something out here that's keeping me down. Or I mean my wbc attack ON. whatever i don't know, but campath's not enough. i have to admit my diet is crap...but beyond that i don't know what else to do to to get better.
I accepted, bought ...
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Campath worked great for me for 6 months, then RELAPSE CITY

I was in the CAMMS323 trial and I received Campath (although I still do not know the dosage). I was only diagnosed with RRMS for one year and 2 months before going into the trial. I am currently at month 11, and will likely be pulled out of the study.

I tolerated the infusions very well, and even continued to improve for 6 months after the initial set of infusions, but right around the 6 ...
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Campath round one 6 weeks ago

So far no side effects to speak of and to be honest not real sure what to expect. I went into this without any real expectations. I just trusted my doctors to lead me in a direction that I assume they are certainly more knowledgeable about. Now I have found this site and am curious as to any stories pertaining to possible changes specifically in regards to bladder issues. My most annoying MS symptom is ...
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I am so glad that i found this site...........I am two months in and feeling a lil glad to read all of these post because it has helped me to understand how this medication works..I have been told by my doctor that it does take time, so now that I am able to get a feel for how much time I feel renewed! Clinging on to hope that I will have wonderful results like ...
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5 month update

well ive past the 5 month mark. no relapses so far, i think... no real changes in symptoms. my chronic sleepiness since december is decreasing somewhat, but that may be normal for relapsing remitting since it has been 9 months since that symptom came up. but all my old symptoms are still the same. i still can go to the gym 5 days a week and work out for an hour. (almost have my eyes ...
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awesome results

Genzyme Says Follow-up Data From Alemtuzumab Phase 2 Trial Continues To Show Lasting Benefits - Update
9/11/2009 1:32 PM ET

EnCana Revives Plan To Split Into Two Companies - Update
(RTTNews) - Friday, biotechnology company Genzyme Corp. (GENZ: News ) said that four-year follow-up data from its completed Phase 2 multiple sclerosis trial continued to show durable reductions in relapse rate and sustained accumulation of disability three years after the majority of patients received their ...
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