-- Two-year Results with Alemtuzumab in Patients with Active Relapsing-
Remitting Multiple Sclerosis Who Have Failed Licensed Beta-Interferon
Saturday, October 13 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Ed Fox, M.D.
In another poster presentation, data from an investigator-sponsored study demonstrate the benefits of alemtuzumab in previously treated MS patients. Data from this two-year study evaluate the effect of two annual cycles of alemtuzumab on patients with relapsing-remitting MS who had failed prior treatment with licensed beta-interferons. Reported at ECTRIMS will be new data on patient functioning as measured by the Multiple Sclerosis Functional Composite Scale cited above. Data from this study provides the basis for the second Phase 3 clinical trial, CARE-MS II, in patients who have continued to relapse while using a licensed therapy. This study is also open to enrollment.
Genzyme and Bayer Schering Pharma AG, Germany are co-developing alemtuzumab in oncology, multiple sclerosis and other indications. Bayer Schering Pharma AG, Germany holds exclusive worldwide marketing and distribution rights to alemtuzumab.
Alemtuzumab is an investigational drug for the treatment of MS and must not be used in MS patients outside of a formal clinical trial setting. Physicians or patients seeking additional information about the CARE-MS trials should contact Genzyme Medical Information at 1-800-745-4447, option 2 in the United States, + 31 35 6991499 in Europe, or visit http://www.clinicaltrials.gov.
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease of the central nervous
system (CNS) in which the
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