No doubt the "C" word is dangerous given what Bob said. And in that Hopkins article "High Time for HiCy" I believe it's called, there is a little side-bar on whether stopping disease progression for X amount of time is a "cure."
Obviously we would all love if a one time HiCy treatment stopped MS in its tracks forever 100% for everyone, period. It does not look like that's the case which sucks but was probably foreseeable given the nature of this damned disease.
All that said, HiCy still looks like one of the most promising treatments out there. If it becomes a "every X years" treatment and keeps MS at bay with dramatically more effectiveness then any drugs that have preceded it, I don't think people are going to be too upset.
I also think Bob is correct (for a change)
in that the "cure" talk and the basing results off disability improvement is unfortunate and likely being done for garnering the attention of investors and media.