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Stem cell treatment may cut new brain lesions in MS

Stem cell treatment may cut new brain lesions in MS

Multiple sclerosis patients who had autologous hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation had significantly fewer new lesions on MRI than those on mitoxantrone, Italian researchers have found.

In a randomized, controlled trial, CD34-positive hematopoietic cell transplant reduced the number of new T2 lesions by 79 per cent compared with mitoxantrone over a four-year study period, Giovanni Mancardi, MD, of the University of Genova in Italy, and colleagues reported ...
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Advice needed. What country is best for HSCT? I'm doing this

Hello. I am new to this board. I was diagnosed late last year. Below is the link to another thread I posted about my situation. The nurse at the MS clinic has now told me that I have MS in my spine.

introductions-f20/topic25534.html

So I am 39. I have an EDS score of 1. I have symptoms that don't go away. I do a wide range of things to ...
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Stem cells reverse multiple sclerosis in small study

A therapy that uses patients' own primitive blood cells may be able to reverse some of the effects of multiple sclerosis, a preliminary study suggests.

The findings, published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, had experts cautiously optimistic.

But they also stressed that the study was small -- with around 150 patients -- and the benefits were limited to people who were in the earlier courses of multiple sclerosis (MS)...... Read More ...
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RE US TRIALS FOR HSCT PUBLISHES INTERIM RESULTS

HI friends A clinical trail conducted in the USA know as HALT-MS has published the interim results
please read more http://www.msra.org.au/trial-hsct-ms-interim-results
regards
seeva
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Worldwide HSCT Roadmap and Funding

My main question is who out there is thinking about how to bring this treatment to more people? And if there isn't a formal organization or research center, then perhaps the MS community of patients and caregivers who are interested in HSCT perhaps can begin to get this on the table.

In summary, at this time the success of HCST and related treatments has appeared to hit the mainstream; or at least the news of ...
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