Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Rituximab eyed for secondary progressive MS - AAN

From the MS Trust Website:
18 April 2010 - MedPage Today
Targeting B cells implicated in progressive multiple sclerosis with rituximab (Rituxan) therapy might help patients diagnosed with the disease, according to data from a small study reported here [annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology].
"This study shows that rituximab could be an effective treatment in a subgroup of patients with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis," Carolina Ionete, MD, of the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, wrote in a poster presentation abstract for the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology.

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