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By November 6, 2012May 25th, 2021Home
In the fight against multiple sclerosis, the Rocky Mountain MS Center is at the forefront of
developing improved treatments and a cure. With your support, we will continue our innovative work.
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Currently, the Rocky Mountain MS Center at Anschutz Medical Campus, co-led by the Rocky Mountain MS Center Medical Director Dr. Tim Vollmer and Dr. John Corboy, is one of the largest MS research programs in the U.S. Here are some ongoing projects I’d like to highlight:
  • There are 28 active clinical trials open, and more in the pipeline. Clinical trials include comparative effectiveness studies—meaning we look at the efficacy of one therapy against another—and outcome studies.
  • We can now process patients’ samples on-site, meaning lab work is done quickly and results are shared immediately with researchers. Thus the pace of research is accelerated.
  • Immunologist Dr. Leila Jackson heads up the translational research laboratory, which was officially launched this year. Dr. Jackson and her team, which includes two researchers, are laying the foundation for a “first in-man” trial of a complex vaccine approach to MS. This means we are actively moving toward a cure.
  • Dr. Jackson and her team are also developing a new animal model, used in early-stage studies, and have begun a new novel model involving the transfer of human cells from MS patients into immune-compromised mice—all in an effort to better understand the disease process. Other projects underway include looking into the role of B cells—both in therapy and their effect on the central nervous system (CNS)—and exploring the mechanism of action (how something works) of Copaxone and BG-12, the oral therapy under investigation. 
  • Additionally, we are collaborating with Stanford University on studying the potential cause of MS in relation to a protein found in foods. We are thrilled to be partnering with such an outstanding academic institution.
With your support we can do what we all dream of—discover a cure.

Please support this vital work by making a donation to research.
To donate to research, please call 303-788-4030, or click HERE to make an online donation. When making an online donation, please write “For Research” in the comments box on the bottom of the donation form.
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