I've always believed that the holiday season is an ideal time for reflection. For looking back and looking ahead. And in that spirit, today we're re-visiting two of the most important conversations that we've had this year on RealTalk MS.
When you consider the nearly one million people living with MS in the United States, you might conclude that MS doesn't discriminate – it impacts people of all ages, sexual orientations, and ethnic backgrounds.
However, when you drill down a bit further and look at things like having access to quality MS care and even the course of the disease itself, it becomes apparent that MS is not an equal-opportunity disease.
My conversation with Dr. Mitzi Joi Williams about racial and ethnic disparities in MS underscores some of the systemic inequities that can produce significant burdens for members of minority communities.
Then, we'll switch gears and drop in on my conversation with Samantha Singer and Dr. Richard Ransohoff, the CEO and the Chief Medical Officer at Abata Therapeutics, a biotech startup that's working on a novel cell therapy for treating progressive MS. This therapy is designed to stop progression and it may, in fact, set the stage for remyelination to occur.
Abata seems to check all the boxes when you think about taking the best & brightest and putting them to work on solving progressive MS. This is a company that may be creating the future when it comes to effectively treating progressive MS.
We have a lot to talk about! Are you ready for RealTalk MS??!
Happy Holidays! :22
Racial and Ethnic Disparities in MS with Dr. Mitzi Joi Williams: 1:09
A Potentially Transformational Treatment for Progressive MS with Samantha Singer and Dr. Richard Ransohoff 18:33
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RealTalk MS Episode 225
Guests: Dr. Mitzi Joi Williams, Dr. Richard Ransohoff, and Samantha Singer
Tags: MS, MultipleSclerosis, MSResearch, MSSociety, RealTalkMS