Medicare Alzheimer’s Coverage Policy Advancing Clinical Trial Diversity Efforts

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

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

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?

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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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

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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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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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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