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Stars Come Out to Help End Multiple Sclerosis at Tisch MS Research Center of New York’s Future Without MS Gala New York, NY- November 1, 2016- The Tisch MS Research Center of New York (Tisch MSRCNY) announced today that their continued efforts to raise $10 million for the Center’s unprecedented stem cell research received a major boost. Legendary musician Paul Shaffer and star comedian Amy Schumer actively participated in support of their annual Future Without MS Gala at The Plaza Hotel on October 27th, 2016 raising 2.5 million dollars for MS research.
The following article describes the first clinical use of of intrathecal MSC-NPs in 6 patients with progressive MS. An average followup of 7 years demonstrated both short and long term safety of the treatment. Four of the six patients showed a measurable clinical improvement following MSC-NP treatment. The data obtained from this pilot study formed the basis of the FDA approval to conduct a phase I study of MSC-NP treatment in 20 patients. Clinical safety of intrathecal administration of mesenchymal stromal cell-derived neural progenitors in multiple sclerosis.
Like many of you,  weare also very excited by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announcement. Here’s what we know so far:
Tisch MSRCNY is excited to announce that as of September 14, 2016, all 20 patients in our FDA approved Phase I stem cell clinical trial have received their final treatment! Results will be analyzed and presented at our annual patient symposium on October 16th, 2016 at the New York Hilton Midtown. We will submit for publication in leading scientific journals in the near future!
At the heart of the stem cell community is the ISSCR Annual Meeting - a place where breakthrough science, global collaboration, and researchers across the breath of the field come together. The ISSCR Annual Meeting offers the best opportunity to collaborate with leaders and peers from around the world to fully realize the promise of our field in therapies, treatments, and clinical advances. Dr. Violaine Harris (pictured) and Dr. Saud A. Sadiq from Tisch MSRCNY presented their work June 22nd - 25th at this important conference.
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Saud A. Sadiq, MD, FAAN is the Director and Chief Research Scientist of the Tisch MS Research Center of New York. Dr. Sadiq is a board-certified neurologist with residency training in Internal Medicine in England, and in Neurology at the University of Texas, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. From 1988-91, he trained as a research fellow funded by a Dana Fellowship award and an MDA Fellowship in Neuroimmunology at Columbia University in New York.
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