Recently I had the opportunity to engage with some national medical research organizations that are focused on providing information and support to patients and their families.
The Biden Cancer Initiative’s mission is to develop and drive implementation of solutions to accelerate progress in cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, research, and care, and to reduce disparities in cancer outcomes.
, provides great information on clinical trials, data sharing and patient & caregiver support and education. There is a variety of resources included for patients and their families as they deal with a diagnosis and treatments. An example is Airbnb and Lyft, who both provide accommodations and transportation for patients and families who are getting treatments out of town.
The Alliance for Regenerative Medicine is a national organization that I have been involved with for seven years. Recently they launched the ARM Foundation for Cell & Gene Medicine which is dedicated to providing the education, information and research needed to accelerate patient awareness of and access to these therapies.
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Finally, this month I had the honor of speaking at the International Cardiology Regenerative Medicine Symposium at the Texas Heart Institute. I spoke of our supporters and volunteers who work with Missouri Cures to protect medical research and ensure we have good public policy in our state. It also gave me the chance to highlight the outstanding research taking place in Missouri.
I hope to see you at the St Louis WISE conference or the Gene Editing Symposium in November. The information about these two exciting events is below.