GAP President John Dwyer, on Lecanemab detailed results: “There is every reason for the Alzheimer’s community to have optimism today”

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Washington, D.C. (Nov. 30, 2022) – “Following the positive, detailed results from Eisai on lecanemab, a monoclonal antibody therapy for the treatment of Alzheimer’s, there is every reason for the Alzheimer’s community to have optimism today. Thanks to the unwavering commitment of Eisai, its clinical trial partners, and most importantly, the people who participated in […]

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Medicare Alzheimer’s Coverage Policy Advancing Clinical Trial Diversity Efforts

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GAP President John Dwyer spoke with Cathy Kelly of Pink Sheet about the Bio-Hermes study, the necessity for diversity in #Alzheimers clinical trials, and how industry-sponsored trials are out pacing government-sponsored trials.  Although Alzheimer’s stakeholders are dismayed by the treatment access restrictions imposed by the Medicare national coverage determination last spring, the policy has also jumpstarted […]

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An Alzheimer’s Dx Comparison Study Wraps Up, Researchers Plan to Add Genomic Proteomic Profiling

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GAP President, John Dwyer, spoke to Genome Web about the closing of our Bio-Hermes study, and what the results may do for the future of Alzheimer’s research. The Global Alzheimer’s Platform (GAP) has completed a first-of-its-kind cross sectional study comparing the performance of Alzheimer’s diagnostic assays. Topline results are expected in July of next year, […]

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Left Out for too Long: New Alzheimer’s Research Focuses on Latinos

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GAP-Net site, El Faro Health & Therapetuics was featured in AARP on the work they are doing to bring Alzheimer’s research to the Latino and Starr County communities. On a gloomy mid-November morning in 2021, Jessica Cantú stood in the parking lot outside a health center in the rural border community of Starr County, Texas, […]

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First of its Kind Head-to-Head Study Comparing Leading Biomarkers for Detecting Alzheimer’s Disease Closes With Unprecedented Representation from Underrepresented Populations

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The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP) closed its ground-breaking blood-based and digital biomarker platform study, Bio-Hermes, which is powered to measure more than 36 technologies’ effectiveness across three stages of Alzheimer’s disease, while drawing from all races and ethnic groups affected by the disease. WASHINGTON, DC (Nov. 15, 2022) — In 18 months, the Global […]

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Statement on Roche Announcement on Gantenerumab Attributed to John Dwyer, GAP Foundation President

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The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP) is grateful for Roche’s efforts and leadership on the gantenerumab study to treat Alzheimer’s disease. We applaud Roche’s robust and well-designed study, and for holding to an ongoing commitment to research in this field. Every clinical study improves our understanding of Alzheimer’s disease, so this data will be of […]

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Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP) Supports New Bill from U.S. Representative Vern Buchanan

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WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 5, 2022 — Today, the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP) applauds and vigorously supports Congressmembers Vern Buchanan (R-FL) and Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA) for bringing forward a new bill to help ensure coverage of potentially life-saving drugs and new treatments for Medicare beneficiaries, including access to approved Alzheimer’s treatments. The bill — known as […]

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Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP) Celebrates Lecanemab’s Positive Clinical Trial Results

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 28, 2022 — Today, the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP) applauds and welcomes the Phase 3 study results on lecanemab for treating Alzheimer’s disease, marking an enormous milestone for millions of people living with Alzheimer’s disease. The positive trial results, released by Eisai Tuesday night, show that the novel drug helped slow cognitive decline […]

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South Texas Health Clinic Applauded for Advancing Diverse Representation in Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials, Surmounting Challenges

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GAP-Net Site El Faro Health and Therapeutics in Texas’ Starr County continues working to connect the area’s predominantly Hispanic community with access to Alzheimer’s research and health care. Washington, D.C. — Today, Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP) John Dwyer applauded the work that Dr. James Falcon and the whole El Faro Health and Therapeutics team […]

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Mobile Research Unit Increases Access to Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials for Floridians

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In honor of World Alzheimer’s Day, the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation continues to push for diversity in Alzheimer’s clinical trials WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 20, 2022 — In recognition of World Alzheimer’s Day (Sept. 21), the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP) is bringing its mobile research unit into Orlando-area communities. This continues GAP’s work toward increasing participation of […]

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GAP President John Dwyer: “It’s the size of the community of [Alzheimer’s] patients” that led to unprecedented CMS decision?

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GAP President John Dwyer spoke with Duane Schulthess on the Vital Health podcast about everything from the work that GAP is doing with the Davos Alzheimer’s Collaborative and the CEOI and the CMS decision several months ago. “It’s just a fact that there are a lot of us that are sick with Alzheimer’s. It is the […]

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GAP President John Dwyer’s Statement to the Media on Lesné Research

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There was justifiable ink given last month in the media to the Lesné research misconduct. But it missed the mark. The real Alzheimer’s story is the “amyloid hypothesis” related to A?*56 is a small fraction of the research being done in an industry that is funding, backed by a lot of heart, to find a […]

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Local Startup and Clinical Researchers Come Together Over Power Meal to Discuss Memory Mapping

GAP-Net Site, iResearch Atlanta, hosted an event to brainstorm ways to educate community members on Alzheimer’s and other dementia related diseases. Near the end of July, 10 individuals from the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP), MapHabit, Collaborative Real Estate, and 250 E Ponce’s very own iResearch Atlanta were exclusively invited to gather over complimentary lunch […]

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Genentech Didn’t Get it Right on Diversity for Critical Graduate Alzheimer’s Program. They’re Trying Again

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GAP partner, Genetech, is working with us on our Bio-Hermes study to increase diversity in Alzheimer’s clinical trials. Missing a trial goal in Alzheimer’s disease is a pretty common occurrence—see crenezumab, for the latest. But Genentech’s latest reported miss was something different. The Roche unit wanted to build a clinical trial program for its lead candidate […]

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Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation and WCG Collaborate to Improve Access to Clinical Trials for Traditionally Underrepresented Communities

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The new program will provide much-needed resources and workforce development opportunities for clinical trial sites challenged by a shortage of approved raters. WASHINGTON, DC, Aug.1 — The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation® (GAP) and WCG announced a joint program today that will increase the availability of educational resources and training to support Alzheimer’s disease research. This will provide […]

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More Volunteers from Traditionally Underrepresented Communities Needed in Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials

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Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation to present information about trial diversity at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. WASHINGTON, DC, July 27, 2022 — As a leading organization focused on increasing participant diversity in Alzheimer’s clinical trials, the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation® (GAP) will present data at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® 2022 (AAIC®) to share information about its […]

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Marathon Man of Alzheimer’s Research Eyes Finish Line

Dr. Richard Holub from GAP-Net site Neurological Associates of Albany talks about his commitment to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and says he won’t be retiring anytime soon. Dr. Richard Holub has spent the past 40 years dedicated to Alzheimer’s research. He has treated thousands of Alzheimer’s patients and completed more than 125 clinical […]

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GAP Launches Mobile Health Site for Clinical Trials

Individuals who are usually at risk of developing Alzheimer’s can take part in pre-screening visits at every mobile site stop. Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP) has introduced a new mobile health site to lower barriers to the participation of underrepresented communities in Alzheimer’s clinical trials. Around 1% of the African Americans and Hispanics with Alzheimer’s take part […]

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GAP Takes Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials On the Road to Remove Barriers to Access

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Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation’s new mobile research site is taking Alzheimer’s clinical trials on the road to traditionally underrepresented communities. WASHINGTON, DC, July 14, 2022 — Today, Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP) announced the launch of a new mobile health site, which is hitting the road to reduce barriers to clinical trial participation. While more than six […]

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Brigham and Women’s Hospital Hopes to Recruit At-Risk Residents for Global Alzheimer’s Study

GAP-Net Site Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Alzheimer Research & Treatment (CART), was featured in their local news station about the importance of volunteer participation in clinical research. A local hospital is now part of a global effort to test a drug that may delay the devastating impact of Alzheimer’s disease. The progressive neurological […]

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GNS and the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation® Partner to Advance Alzheimer’s R&D

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3-year partnership will leverage biomarker database and AI for innovation to create“Digital Twins” that help uncover the complex biology driving Alzheimer’s Disease Somerville, Mass., June 1st, 2022 — GNS, the leader in the use of “Virtual Patients,” Causal AI and simulation technology for biopharmaceutical drug discovery and development, and the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation® (GAP) today […]

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Alzheimer’s Researchers Probe New Treatment Paths

GAP President John Dwyer was quoted in the Wall Street Journal speaking about how the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services coverage decision limits Alzheimer’s patients. The commercial failure of Biogen Inc.’s drug Aduhelm is putting new focus on the state of research into the causes of Alzheimer’s disease. More than six million people in the U.S. are […]

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Local Alzheimer’s Center Stands at Forefront of New Treatment Trial

GAP-Net Site, Neurological Associates of Albany, was featured in the news about a new trial they are participating in. Over the last five years, Jim Manuel says he slowly started to lose bits and pieces of his life. Pieces so small, it was easy for his wife and kids to think he was imagining it. […]

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New Alzheimer’s Research Center Targets Patients in the Rio Grande Valley

GAP-Net Site El Faro Health and Therapeutics’ Dr. James Falcon was interviewed about the new research center. Starr County, a rural area along the Texas-Mexico border, has one of the highest rates of Alzheimer’s disease in the country. It’s not clear why. But physicians at a new research and treatment center in the area hope to […]

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