New York, NY (PRWEB) May 01, 2014
Of the 382 active type 1 diabetes clinical trials, only eight have the potential to deliver a near-term cure, according to a new report from the Juvenile Diabetes Cure Alliance. Assuming all trails are successful and the project received uninterrupted funding, the earliest a potential cure could be on the market is 2020.
With 15 million in the U.S. alone living with or directly affected by type 1, finding a cure should be top priority for research organizations. A cure would not only save lives, but would improve the quality of life for people with diabetes and their loved ones while curbing individual and national medical costs.
“Since only 2 percent of type 1 diabetes projects currently in clinical trials have the potential to produce a near-term, practical cure by 2025, it is clear that finding a near-term cure is not a priority for research organizations,” said Phil Shaw, general manager of the JDCA. “In working with nonprofits, researchers and donors, we seek to align funding so people living with type 1 have the best chance possible of seeing a cure.”
The report identified eight projects currently in clinical trials that have the potential to deliver a near-term type 1 cure:
“There are many factors that contribute to what research get funded, and unfortunately speed to market and donor intentions are not prioritized," said Shaw. “This report serves as not only an update on which projects give people with type 1 the greatest hope, but which demand the attention of donors and nonprofits. With this information, they have the potential to vote with their dollars and demonstrate their commitment to a cure.”
For more information on the JDCA and a practical cure, visit http://www.thejdca.org.
About the JDCA
The JDCA is an independent analyst of the type 1 diabetes charitable universe and brings a business-like perspective to help donors focus research toward a practical cure. The mission of the JDCA is to achieve a type 1 practical cure before 2025 by steering donor contributions to the most effective charities.