Research

"Although MS is treatable, it is not yet curable. The RMMSC research program is focused on identifying the best treatment strategy for each patient to maximize lifelong brain health, and researching how current therapies give us insights into the biological basis of MS that will lead to the next generation of therapies."
Dr. Timothy Vollmer, RMMSC Medical Director
Our cutting-edge research program — one of the largest in the world — conducts basic science, clinical trials and translational research to find effective MS treatments, and continues work toward the development of a vaccine that may lead to an MS cure.

At any moment, we have dozens of clinical trials underway with patient participants from around the region. The results from this work are driving our medical care approach to maximize lifelong brain health through comprehensive care, which supports the brain’s ability to protect and repair itself and promotes quality of life for patients and their families.

Our physicians and scientists play a critical role in the development of current and emerging MS therapies, as well as studies to determine the biological basis of the disease.

 

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We are committed to building the body of knowledge about MS, leading the way in MS research, developing new, effective treatments, and finding the cure for MS.

 

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Miscroscopic view of tissue samples from the Rocky Mountain MS Center’s Tissue Bank, one of only four MS-specific tissue banks in the country. These samples make a vital contribution to research initiatives underway all over the world.

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Basic Science Research

The Rocky Mountain MS Center at University of Colorado (RMMSC at CU) combines one of the most robust MS research programs in the nation with an innovative care model serving more than 4,200 patients a year.

The RMMSC at CU conducts basic science and translational research and has more than 30 clinical trials underway at any given time. Our physicians and scientists play a critical role in the development of current and everging MS therapies, as well as studies to determin the biological basis of the disease. Currently, this research is supported by the National Institutes of Health, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Rocky Mountain MS Center.

Exciting studies underway include:

    • Role of B cell immunity in the pathogenesis of MS
    • Identification of the primary target of the humoral immune response in optic neuritis and MS
    • Examination of the humoral immune response in subacute sclerosing panencephalitis and MS
    • Identification of peptides/proteins specific for MS
    • Examination of the role of specific viruses in MS

 

Basic Research Scientist In Lab Scientists at the MS research laboratories at the University of Colorado Denver are
national leaders in the effort to
find the cause and the cure for
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Clinical Research & Trials

At the Rocky Mountain MS Center, we know that clinical research is critical to understanding this disease's complex triggers and effects, and will lead to better treatments and ultimately the cure.
 
The Rocky Mountain MS Center at Anschutz Medical Campus is the home of one of the largest MS research programs in the world. The success of our clinical research programs depends on the broad support of the MS community in the Rocky Mountain MS Center region. Together we are stronger than MS.
 
FULL LIST OF CLINICAL TRIALS - CLICK HERE
Once you're on the web page, click on the Neuroimmunology/MS section located on the left-hand column of the website.
 
For monthly updates on clinical trials and research, click HERE to receive our e-newsletter, eMS News.
 
For more information on various clinical trials throughout the United States please visit: www.clinicaltrials.gov 
 
At the Rocky Mountain MS Center, we know that clinical research is critical to understanding this disease's complex triggers and effects, and will lead to better treatments and ultimately the cure. The Rocky Mountain MS Center at Anschutz Medical Campus is the home of a world-class MS research program. The success of these clinical research programs depends on the broad support of the MS community in Colorado and Wyoming. Together we are stronger than MS.

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This Education Summit is presented in part by Rocky Mountain MS Center supporters, including patient education grants and/or sponsorships from:

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