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Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis Approved for Major Funding Award from Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to Create MS Patient-Powered Research Network
Date:12/19/2013

Patient-Powered Research Network has been amazing," said Robert McBurney, President and CEO of the Accelerated Cure Project for MS. "It is a huge honor for ACP to receive this award and to participate in this innovative national approach to transforming healthcare. Our partners across the MS community are committed to working with us to empower and engage patients in improving treatments and in finding a cure for this devastating disorder."   

The MS-PPRN was selected through a competitive review process in which patients, caregivers, and other stakeholders joined scientists to evaluate the proposals. Applications were assessed for the capacity of their network to collect complete, comprehensive clinical data, how well they will engage patients and other stakeholders, and their ability to maintain data security and patient privacy among other criteria.

All awards are approved pending completion of a business and programmatic review by PCORI staff and issuance of a formal award contract.

About Accelerated Cure Project for MS
Accelerated Cure Project for MS (ACP) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to accelerate research efforts to improve diagnosis, to optimize treatment and to cure MS. ACP believes that research is the only way to greatly improve the outlook for people with MS. The organization promotes scientific collaboration and accelerates research by rapidly and cost-effectively providing researchers with data and biospecimens they need to explore novel research ideas that can lead to better diagnoses, to new treatments and to cures for people with MS. Its resources have supported 77 research studies worldwide that have generated more than 270 million returned data points for collaborative data mining and disease modeling. To learn more about the focus, activities, and impact of ACP, please visit http://www.acceleratedcure.org.'/>"/>

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