UCI HEALTH Launches New Program to Fight Alzheimer's

UCI HEALTH Launches New Program to Fight Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s Disease cannot be stalled or cured until the people researching the disease conduct more studies.

New online tool seeks to engage community in clinical studies; matches the right study for the right participants

New online tool seeks to engage community in clinical studies; matches the right study for the right participants

UCI Health’s UCI MIND program - Orange County’s only state and federally funded Alzheimer’s Disease and Research Center - recently launched a new program that gives Orange County community members a way to help

The organization has created a new registry called “Consent 2 Contact” (C2C), through which anyone aged 18 or older can register to find out more about studies being conducted to help find a cure.  Things to know:

  • How it works:  Similar to the national “Be The Match” bone marrow registry, the C2C is specifically designed to help match adults in Orange County with clinical research studies for which they might be a fit, and they can choose to participate or not.
  • Why is it important?  One of the major challenges medical researchers face today is time.  Identifying participants for studies that could prove life-saving is a lengthy process, and this registry will reduce time constraints considerably, allowing researchers to contact adults regarding studies that might be appropriate.
  • Who will it help? Anyone and everyone.  The UCI Health C2C registry gives adults aged 18+ the opportunity to make a true difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s, as well as dementia and cancer.
  • How much does it cost?  Nothing.  People who want to help can visit www.c2c.uci.edu to join the UCI Health C2C Registry at no cost.

This is an important topic and I think your readers would be interested in learning more.  Below is a press release for your review.

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