Campath-1H is a potentially new treatment for Multiple Sclerosis or MS. The scientific name for Campath is alemtuzumab and the drug may in future be marketed as Lemtrada. It is currently undergoing Phase III trials around the world to determine whether it can help those with an early form of MS. The drug is a monoclonal antibody designed to target that part of the immune system which is assumed to be harming people with MS (PwMS). It has been developed for a number of years, and has already been used as a treatment for B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.
Genzyme have now started a Phase III trial. It will be split into two parts; one part for those who have had no treatment so far, and another for those whose existing treatment has not prevented relapses. It is hoped that it this trial will be completed by the end of 2011.
My diary has been updated as of August 2011. The gap between updates is simply due to the lack of any real news.
I have also updated the diary to reflect the potential name change of this drug to Lemtrada, so that future patients may still find this site.
I am not a doctor, but a person with MS who has undergone this treatment. This site is no substitute for professional medical advice, but merely a tool for those seeking more information on this subject. Campath (or Lemtrada, alemtuzumab) is a powerful drug, and should only be considered as a treatment option after extensive consultations between a patient and their own medical practitioners.
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Good luck in your fight with MS.