MS Clinical Trial
Saskatchewan is providing funding for some Saskatchewan MS patients to participate in a Liberation Therapy clinical trial in Albany, New York. The clinical trial will explore the effectiveness of angioplasty in relieving MS symptoms.
Eighty-six Saskatchewan volunteers who meet the research study's eligibility criteria are expected to be enrolled in the two-year clinical trial.
Applications are now closed
Approximately 670 applications were received prior to the February 24, 2012 deadline.
Clinical Trial Announcement - January 12, 2012
VIDEO: Health Minister McMorris describes the process for Saskatchewan people with MS to apply for inclusion in the clinical trial. January 12, Regina. (3:24)
PHOTO, RIGHT: Multiple sclerosis patient advocate Michelle Walsh spoke at the January 12 announcement at Regina's Wascana Rehabilitation Centre.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is a clinical trial?
Can I still apply to participate in the Liberation Therapy clinical trial?
How will patients be chosen?
What are the eligibility criteria?
Volunteers must also meet specific medical criteria, which will be assessed and confirmed by a physician during a detailed screening process.
Why can't people over age 60 be involved in the research?
How will I know if I have been selected or not?
How many patients will be selected?
Will Saskatchewan patients have to travel to the United States?
Will every patient who goes to Albany actually have the Liberation Therapy procedure?
How long will the research take?
Will it cost patients anything to participate?
Will patients be able to take someone with them to Albany?
Where can I get more information about the trial?
News release, August 16, 2012.
News release, February 27, 2012.
News Release, February 7, 2012.
News Release, January 12, 2012.
Details about the MS clinical trial in Albany, New York.
Minister Don McMorris describes the process for Saskatchewan people with MS to apply to be included in the clinical trial. January 12, in Regina. (Video, 3:24)
News Release, September 23, 2011.
How to find information about diagnosis and treatment of multiple sclerosis.