The Summer 2018 CMTA Report
In this issue: New Alliance Partners, Pulmonary Care, Hearing Loss, Smart Homes and more …
Regenacy and CMTA Announce Strategic Partnership to Evaluate Ricolinostat, a Selective HDAC6 Inhibitor
The CMTA and Regenacy Pharmaceuticals have announced a collaboration to validate the role of HDAC6 in multiple forms of Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease and evaluate the efficacy of ricolinostat, a selective HDAC6 inhibitor, in animal models. The CMTA’s STAR Advisory Board member David Herrmann, M.B.B.Ch., has also joined Regenacy’s Scientific Advisory Board. Learn more…
CMTA Announces Strategic Partnership with Acceleron Pharma to Advance CMT Treatment Options
The CMTA announced a strategic partnership with Acceleron Pharma, a Cambridge-based biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing medicines to treat serious and rare diseases, including CMT. The CMTA’s Strategy to Accelerate Research (STAR) connects top CMT clinicians and academic researchers with pharmaceutical partners committed to developing treatments, and ultimately, a cure for CMT. Strategic alliances with corporate partners like Acceleron support innovative drug development with a goal to rapidly deliver therapies to CMT patients. Learn more…
The CMTA Leads the Way in Research
For the past decade, the CMTA has led the way in research worldwide with its Strategy To Accelerate Research (STAR). Our mission is to support the development of new drugs to treat CMT, to improve the quality of life for people with CMT, and, ultimately, to find a cure. We thank our community members who have been with us every step of the way! To learn more about STAR, please visit www.cmtausa.org/research/our-star-strategy.
Support Our CMT Campers with a Life-changing Gift Today!
The CMTA’s Camp Footprint is the only summer camp in the U.S. just for kids with CMT, and it is changing lives. It is creating hope, friendship, self-confidence and joy. August is right around the corner and we have more campers registered than ever before! We urgently need your support to keep Camp Footprint free of cost. Your donation today will also support groundbreaking research to find new treatments and a cure as well as CMTA programs and resources that improve care across the nation and touch the lives of adults, children and families affected by CMT. Donate Now!
CMT1A Research Breakthrough!
Scientists at Ionis Pharmaceuticals, in collaboration with the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association, have identified a promising early-stage therapeutic approach with antisense technology for CMT Type 1A (CMT1A), the most common form of the disease, accounting for half of all cases. Read more …
Studies in two laboratory models of CMT1A not only stopped progression of the disease, but also showed improvement of some symptoms. To deliver the first treatments for CMT1A and other types of CMT, we need funding for clinical trials and further drug development.
Charcot-Marie-Tooth, or CMT, is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy and affects an estimated 2.8 million people.
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