Calling on all Canadian MS families and friends to make a donation to quick start a most important CCSVI study at McMaster University. The MS Society of Canada has made an important first step requesting applications for a 2 yr $100,000 per year grant for Canadian researchers, but much more funding is required to undertake a study. It will take $500,000 per year for 3 years to fully fund a study.
There is a shortage of funds at every level of government. If every MS family in Canada gave $20, then $1,000,000 could be raised. If 1000 families gave $100 then that would be $100,000. MS family and friends can impact the timeline of research on this critical work.
Dr. Mark Haacke, is an adjunct professor at McMaster University and the Director of the MRI Institute for Biomedical Research, Detroit. He is helping to coordinate an effort in Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI) in MS patients at McMaster University and St. Josephs' Hospital, Hamilton. This research will help address the CCSVI issue and help people across Canada be more aware of ongoing developments. We hope this will speed up the work of the CCSVI study and perhaps get more sites involved in clinically imaging patients across the country. St. Joseph's Hospital in conjunction with McMaster are currently in the process of obtaining human studies approval for this project.
McMaster Donation information:
Donation Designation Category: “Other”; Designation for this gift: “Other”; then Special Instructions “MS research in the MR Imaging Research Centre”
2. Or mail cheque written to McMaster University, c/o Terry Milson, Faculty of Engineering, McMaster University,1280 Main St. W., Hamilton, ON L8S 4L7, with instructions to donate to the “MS research in the MR Imaging Research Centre”
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. The information that all MS patients will need for requesting the preferred protocols and prescriptions for MRI's that are able to assess CCSVI will be posted on this site.