Our goal is to leverage data, scale and collaboration to unlock the mysteries of Parkinson’s disease. A national, shared database for Parkinson’s disease will foster more collaborations and information-sharing between scientists, clinicians, and the Parkinson’s community. We will increase efficiencies, and set the stage for more large-scale research breakthroughs, while increasing access to clinical trials. C-OPN will also help identify and address gaps in care and services.
Collecting and analyzing data at scale is the key to unlocking the mysteries of Parkinson’s. For example, Parkinson’s is increasingly being viewed as a disease with many different sub-types or strata. By collecting data on people with different genetic makeups, we can start to understand why some people present different symptoms or respond to treatments differently. As we begin to learn more about the different causes of Parkinson’s and potentially different types of the disease, researchers will be better prepared to develop personalized treatments for people with Parkinson’s. More than that, these distinctions can also be used to develop better trials for medications.
A major challenge for being able to do studies on a subtype of Parkinson’s however, is the need for very large numbers of study participants to identify those subtypes in the first place. The dedicated team of researchers with C-OPN need your help today to collect and analyze data and to develop more meaningful treatments for Canadians with Parkinson’s.
Join us as part of a team of partners committed to transforming the Canadian Parkinson’s research landscape. Make a one-time donation today by clicking the “Donate” button below: