I read an interview with Dr. Richard K. Burt who is performing HSCT at Northwestern. He mentions this treatment is most promising for people with RRMS but that there are other forms of stem cell therapy that hold great promise for people with progressive MS. Do you know anything about these therapies?
Please read some of the postings on our website concerning stem cell transplantation for MS.
There are several stem cell trials underway that involve progressive MS patients but none have reported any results. Prior small studies in this population of patients have not demonstrated any significant benefit.
Revere (Rip) Kinkel MD
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
University of California San Diego