Partnering for Cures Conference Provides Collaboration Opportunities for Those Pursuing Effective Therapies for Patients Faster

FasterCures, the Washington, DC-based center of the Milken Institute, convened the second annual Partnering for Cures, December 14-15, 2010 to advance the goal of bringing effective therapies to patients faster.  Partnering for Cures brought together all the sectors engaged in the research enterprise to facilitate the strategic collaborations needed to turn scientific discoveries into accessible therapies.

For the second year, a representative of the Focused Ultrasound Surgery Foundation attended this dynamic meeting.  More than 800 people were in attendance, representing innovators, investors, non-profit leaders, government agencies and decision- makers.  It was a wonderful opportunity to share MRgFUS with a group so dedicated to accelerating medical solutions for deadly and debilitating diseases.  While an enormous amount of progress is being made in finding effective MRgFUS therapies for cancer, Essential Tremor, Parkinson’s disease and a variety of other conditions, many leaders dedicated to finding cures for these same diseases are unaware of the promise MRgFUS has in providing positive outcomes.  They are eager and ready to learn.  Of course, there was much discussion about how the FDA and NIH can and is changing to quicken the advancement and delivery of new therapies and treatments.  The quality of the speaker and relevance of the topics discussed speak volumes.  To read more, visit the symposium website at


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