The benefits of CCSVI Treatment have been touted by Saskatchewan residents who’ve travelled the abroad to have it. They say it makes a huge difference to their MS symptoms.
The federal government has now taken another step towards their own CCSVI trial here in Canada. A research team has been chosen and is now waiting for approval by an ethics committee.
“Once the approval has been given, which we don’t expect will take too long, the funding can be released and the researchers can begin their work which we expect to begin in the fall of this year,” said Tom Lukiwski, Member of Parliament for Regina Lumsden-Lake Centre.
The national research is co-sponsored by the MS Society of Canada who have donated half a million dollars to phase one and two of the CCSVI trial.
“Phase one trials are really to determine safety,” said Janet Nicolson from the Saskatchewan branch of the MS Society of Canada. “We have seen cases across the world where people who’ve gone for CCSVI, Liberation Therapy, have seen complications with that and we really want to minimize that risk if this procedure is approved in Canada.”
Saskatchewan is likely to participate. Last year the Wall Government committed $5 million towards funding MS trials. Nearly half of that will be spent sending patients to Albany, New York, the other perhaps to the federal study.
“I’m interested, in terms of finally coming to the conclusion that angioplasty is a safe procedure and that’s on the key research questions that the feds are looking at,” commented Mark Docherty, the Regina Coronation Park MLA. He also suffers from MS and went abroad for CCSVI treatment.
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