Future MS study fully recruited

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May 2019: 440 people with MS from across Scotland have signed up to the study which is developing a tool to predict how a person's MS will progress.

We're delighted to now have 440 people with MS in Scotland who have signed up to take part in Future MS so the study is now closed to new participants.

The project launched in early 2016 to gather information about people with MS in Scotland and track how their MS progresses over time. This information will then be used to develop a tool that will help predict how severe someone's MS is likely to be. In turn this can help them make informed decisions about their lifestyle, family and work. The tool will also help doctors choose which licensed MS drug to prescribe to which person and at what point during their treatment. 

Participants have been asked to attend two clinic visits 12 months apart and take part in clinical examinations, MRI brain scans and blood tests. Those taking part have been recruited from MS Clinics in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness. 

Future MS was devised by the research team at the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic and led by Professor Siddharthan Chandran and Dr Pete Connick. The most recently recruited participants will undergo their final tests in a year’s time after which the research team will be able to interrogate the project data to identify patterns of how the disease progresses for different people. These findings will then allow the team to create the predictive tool. We’ll be writing to project participants to update them on our progress and will also share information here on our website and on social media.

More information about the study can be found at www.future-ms.org




This article was published on: Monday, May 20, 2019