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PSC Partners Seeking a Cure Canada

PSC Partners Seeking a Cure Canada

Toward a world with no PSC. Providing support & education to PSC patients & families. Raising funds f

PSC Partners Seeking a Cure, PSC Partners Canada and an inter-institution research team from Toronto are working together on pediatric PSC! Read all about it! We are very excited about the research and the opportunity to work with this team and disseminate the results of the work to the PSC patient community! Thank you Chan Zuckerberg Initiative for funding these rare inflammatory pediatric disease single cell projects!www.uhn.ca/corporate/News/Pages/Patient_led_research_will_investigate_mechanisms_behind_rare_pedi... ... See MoreSee Less
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"Can my donor be from outside of Canada?" Yes!This question pops up a lot! Info available at this event sponsored by UHN, University Hospital Network, home of Ajmera transplant centre, in Toronto. Jan 26, registration required.Next Week: Join us for our Information for Living Donors Outside of Canada Webinar. For many potential transplant recipients, it can be difficult to find a living donor, especially if most of their family or friends live overseas, or outside of Canada. If you live outside of Canada, it is possible for you to donate a liver or kidney to a family member or friend who lives in Ontario.This webinar will provide information about the process and supports available for potential living donors outside of Canada who are looking to donate to loved ones in Ontario.Register Here: www.eventbrite.ca/e/information-for-living-donors-outside-of-canada-tickets-481704881267?aff=ebds...#webinar #transplant #kidneydonor #kidneydonation #livingdonation #livingdonor #liverdonor #organdonation #livingorgandonor #outofcountrydonor #transplantwebinar #givelifeuhn ... See MoreSee Less
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Your support through donations and fundraising helps PSC Partners Canada fulfill our mission, including funding our PSC research grants program.We're excited to announce the 2022 research grant that was recently awarded from PSC Partners Canada!Targeting PSC Pathogenesis Using a Bifunctional Peptide, GP119, in the Mdr2-/- Mouse Model of PSC and Novel Multicellular Human-Derived 3D PSC Organoids Lead Investigators: Heather Francis, PhD, FAASLDGianfranco Alpini, PhDIndiana UniversityLay summary: PSC is characterized by ductular reaction (expansion of bile ducts), inflammation and liver fibrosis. There are several models used to study PSC including animal models (Mdr2-/- mice) and liver organoids. Developing drugs for human use is critical to offer relief from the debilitating symptoms and PSC disease progression. The GP119 drug is approved for phase 1 clinical studies by Canada Health and our studies in both the mouse model of PSC and in human PSC-derived organoids will support the use of GP119 in a potential phase 2 clinical trial in PSC patients. The experiments proposed using human-derived 3D organoids will also allow us to examine the effects of GP119 in a liver microenvironment with potential for personalized medicine applicability. ... See MoreSee Less
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Just over 24 hours left in the December matching grant! Visit www.pscpartners.ca/how-to-donate for ways to donate. ... See MoreSee Less
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