Pip's Blog

Pip's Blog

Welcome to Pip's Blog, where our Centre Manager Pippa brings you up-to-date news from the Berkshire MS Therapy Centre and the MS community.

If you have any feedback or you would like to contact Pip email pippa@bmstc.org or call 0118 901 6000.

For older posts please visit http://pips-bmstc.blogspot.co.uk.

 

Ozanimod Superior to Avonex in Treating Relapsing MS in Phase 3 Trials, Celgene Reports

23 November 2017

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today:

Celgene released the results of two Phase 3 trials showing that patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) who were treated with ozanimod had lower relapse rates and fewer MRI brain lesions compared to those given a current first-line therapy, Avonex (interferon β-1a).

These results will be used to support a request for ozanimod’s approval as an MS therapy with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a filing known as a New Drug...

Cannabinoid, Dronabinol, Seen as Long-term Treatment Option for Neuropathic Pain in Phase 3 Study

23 November 2017

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today:

Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients being treated with dronabinol, a cannabinoid, do not show signs of drug abuse or dependency, leading researchers to conclude it has potential to be a long-term and safe treatment option for neuropathic pain.

Christmas Fair Success!

23 November 2017

A huge thank you to everyone who attended, volunteered and organised our Christmas Fair on Saturday - a great time was had by all.

The Search for a Miracle Cure - Channel 4, 23rd November at 10pm

23 November 2017

Source Radio Times:

Documentary following leading lawyer Mark Lewis, the man who fought the News of the World in the phone hacking scandal, as he joins a clinical trial that might offer a breakthrough cure for multiple sclerosis. He learned he had the condition at the age of 25 but his high-profile battle with the tabloids has exacerbated his symptoms. Now 50, he travels to Hadassah University Medical Centre in Jerusalem, where the work being done could have a positive impact on...

The MS Society explore 5 myths about cannabis and MS

23 November 2017

Source MS Society:

There’s mounting evidence to show that cannabis could help pain and muscle spasms for people with MS. But with tonnes of information swirling around the internet, it’s hard to be sure what’s true and what’s not.

We dived into the details to bust 5 common myths about cannabis and MS:

1. ‘Cannabis for medicinal use’ means any kind of cannabis

This can be confusing, as the media often refers to both licensed cannabis products and the illegal...

Advanced notice of Christmas opening and closing

23 November 2017

Advanced notice that the Centre will be closed for Christmas from 1pm on Friday 22nd December and reopen at 9 am on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

Special Christmas Shopping Event in Reading

23 November 2017

Source Reading Borough Council

Once again, Reading Borough Council are hosting a Special Shopping Evening for older and those with disabilities.

MS Society Photographer at BMSTC 30th November 2017

23 November 2017

On Thursday 30th November Raffa, a photographer from the MS Society, will be here at the Centre.

MS Nurse Clinic at BMSTC on Wednesday 20th December

8 November 2017

You can book to see Diane Frampton, MS Specialist Nurse, at BMSTC on Wednesday the 20th December.

MS Carers Lunch Club

8 November 2017

The next dates for the MS Carers Lunch Club are the 9th November.

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