Archive | August, 2011

PPMI Study Adds Tracking of Subjects with SWEDD Cohort to Protocol

The PPMI protocol has recently been amended to add a new cohort of subjects who have Scans Without Evidence of Dopaminergic Deficit (SWEDD) to the study.

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PPMI is now listed on Fox Trial Finder

You can now find information on PPMI, as well as other trials in your area, on Fox Trial Finder! Visit FoxTrialFinder.org today to see your possible matches.

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Banner highlighted in Phoenix Business Journal

PPMI site Banner Sun Health is featured in an article about DaTscan availability in Phoenix. Dr. Shill, the site PI, talks about the importance of DaTscan in the early diagnosis of Parkinson's, and its availability through the PPMI study.

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PPMI Steering Committee working to add PPMI sites in Australia

The Sunday Telegraph in Australia posts about MJFF's new collaboration with the Shake It Up Foundation Australia. The organizations will work to bring PPMI to Australia.

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Using DaTscan in Parkinson’s diagnoses

GE Healthcare writes about using DaTscan to aid in the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, and how early diagnosis can help studies like PPMI and drug development.

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Michael J. Fox: We are all the ?Department of Cures?

The Cleveland Plain Dealer and the San Diego Union Tribune have recently published an op-ed by Michael J. Fox that speaks to the importance of volunteering for clinical trials and taking part in the effort to speed the cure.

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PPMI Clinical Site Recruitment Update

Recruitment for PPMI is over a quarter of the way complete, with 170 subjects actively enrolled to date. The study is on track to meet recruitment goals thanks to the excellent efforts of the sites in using media, events, outreach efforts, and online resources to enroll patients in PPMI.

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