How close are we to offering some people with MS a cure?
I am speaking at the Imperial College Neuroscience Society this morning on ‘how close we are to curing MS’. I think we are very close; in fact some of the longterm follow-up data of IRT (immune reconstitution therapies), in particular, alemtuzumab, non-myeloablative HSCT and myeloablative HSCT looks very promising. I suspect that when we complete our long-term follow-up of cladribine -treated patients we will find a similar story.
If you want to have any chance of potentially curing yourself of MS you have to be treated early, as early as possible, with an IRT preferably with one of the big guns. The problem you will have is finding a neurologist who agrees with this treatment strategy.