Multiple Sclerosis Stem Cell Breakthrough Gives Patients New Hope
December 14, 2018
(Australian Broadcasting Co) – Thirty-five patients, including Ms Zorbalas, were given medication to boost their own stem cells, which were then extracted and harvested. Six days of chemotherapy wiped out each patient’s immune system. Their own stem cells were then inserted back into the body to rebuild it. After eight years of research, the ABC can now reveal the long-awaited findings of the study, run by Sydney haematologist Dr John Moore. “What it showed is that on average, at three years [after the trial], 90 per cent of the patients were relapse-free,” he said.