(Photo: Colonies of induced pluripotent stem cells)
Over 1 million Americans struggle with Parkinson's disease (PD) and approximately 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year.
An estimated 7-10 million live with PD worldwide.
By the time of diagnosis, over 50% of the neurons that make dopamine have already been lost. Earlier detection is not currently possible and no FDA-approved therapy exists to replace or stop further loss of dopamine-producing neurons once a diagnosis is made.
More people have Parkinson's disease than multiple sclerosis (MS), Lou Gehrig's (amyotrophic lateral schlerosis, ALS) and muscular dystrophy (MD) - combined.
6+ million Americans have a form of a neurodegenerative disorder with Alzheimers disease at the top of the list, followed by Parkinson's disease.
If you add spinal cord injuries, that brings the estimated total of afflicted Americans with a neurodegenerative condition to near 7 million Americans.
Summit for Stem Cell Foundation (Summit) is dedicated to lowering these numbers with a Victory, first, Over Parkinson's. And then...
is to support, educate and raise awareness about the development of today's and
tomorrow's evidence-based regenerative medical therapies focused on Parkinson's disease
and other neurodegenerative disorders. It is our goal to empower patients, physicians and caregivers with
information to elevate their understanding in order to better manage their care.
to join us as we work, first, towards a Victory Over Parkinson's and then, other neurodegenerative disorders. We envision a future where evidence-based, FDA approved stem cell-based therapies (regenerative medical therapies) are fully integrated into mainstream healthcare as a viable option for all.
We invite you
Summit supports the field of regenerative medicine that, we believe, is the best option to thoroughly integrate and address the needs of the human nervous system.
Any regenerative medical research we support MUST be science-based and evidence-based. We only support work either with FDA-approval or working towards FDA-approval.
Summit is working diligently for the benefit of persons struggling with Parkinson's disease and/or other neurodegenerative disorders and their caregivers around the globe.
for Stem Cell Foundation is a 501(c)(3) volunteer organization that is dependent on charitable contributions.