CureCP takes a unique approach to pediatric cerebral palsy research. Currently, CureCP directs all resources to support research focused on regenerative medicine.
CureCP is currently supporting the following clinical trials and research studies:
1. Cure CP has contributed financially to the first pre-clinical trial in the United States using donor cord blood to treat laboratory rats with brain injuries similar to the injuries occurring with CP. Lead: Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg, Chief Scientific Officer, Robertson Clinical and Translational Cell Therapy Program, and Co-Director, Stem Cell Laboratory, at Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC. (Concluded 2015)
2. Cure CP is currently funding and helping support Phase 1 of a groundbreaking clinical trial using donor cord blood stem cells to treat children with spastic CP. Lead: Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg, Chief Scientific Officer, Robertson Clinical and Translational Cell Therapy Program, and Co-Director, Stem Cell Laboratory, at Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC. (enrolling 2016, ongoing)
Cure CP is helping fund the first pediatric bone marrow stem cell trial in the United States, comparing the effective use of bone marrow and cord blood stem cells in children with CP. Lead: Dr. Charles Cox, Director, Pediatric Trauma Program, and Professor, Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, The University of Texas, Houston. (ongoing trial)
Cure CP contributed financially to the first FDA-approved pre-clinical trial that used synthetic stem cells in rats. The study determined whether an infusion of these synthetic cells derived from bone marrow can show efficacy and safety; eventually aimed at improving the quality of life for children with CP. Lead: Dr. James Carroll, Professor and Chief of Pediatric Neurology, Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta, GA. (Concluded 2012)
The Cerebral Palsy Alliance, supported by Cure CP, hosted its 5th annual Impact for Cerebral Palsy Summit in Los Angeles in February, 2016. This summit brought together 34 international experts from 7 countries working on the causes, how to prevent, how to best treat, and ultimately how to cure neonatal stroke.