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We are a patient advocacy organization driving efforts to find a cure for diseases caused by a mutation of the VCP gene including IBMPFD and ALS.  We encourage patients and doctors to connect with us.  We are committed to collaborating on research and advocacy initiatives and helping patients and their families.

Research

Find out how you can get involved in participating in the latest research to help advance progress towards treatments for VCP disease.

Patient Registry

Register here if you are a patient.  Having a complete and accurate patient registry will help us find a cure.

Resources

Find out more about patient and caregiver support groups, educational information and other documents.

Give Now

Support our efforts at Cure VCP Disease, Inc. by giving now.  Any donation amount is much appreciated

Patient-Powered Research

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Natural History Study

​Cure VCP Disease and Nationwide Children's Hospital are partnering to lear how VCP Disease change's peoples stength and movements and affects their daily life. This info will help improve care and plan future research studies. Now enrolling patients internationally and remote-only.

To sign-up contact Lindsay Alfano at NMDtrialinfo@nationwidechildrens.org

 

What is VCP Disease?
VCP associated multi-system proteinopathy

VCP disease is a rare genetic disease, which can affect a patient's muscles, bones and brain.  It is an autosomal dominant, neuromuscular disease. This means that there is a 50% chance a VCP patient can pass the mutated gene on to a child.  Only a genetic test can confirm VCP disease.

VCP disease is caused by a mutation in a gene called Valosin Containing Protein (VCP or p97).  VCP disease is medically known as multisystem proteinopathy (MSP1) because it is a protein disorder that affects multiple body systems. A person with a VCP disease may get one or several of the following disorders: inclusion body myopathy, Paget's disease of bone, frontotemporal dementia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinsonism, hereditary spastic paraplegia, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, cardiomyopathy, cataracts, and neuropathy.

There are no known cures or treatments for myopathy or dementia, but there is an approved treatment for Paget's disease of bone and there are therapies that may help delay the symptoms. It is important for a person with a VCP disease to regularly see a doctor for check-ups. See our published care guidelines here: https://ojrd.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13023-022-02172-5

The exact number of patients currently diagnosed with this disease is unknown worldwide, but as more patients are identified and connect with us, the more we learn. The more we learn, the closer we get to treatments. Learning more about VCP Disease may not only help advance the treatment of VCP disease but also several disorders.

Free Resource on Care Guidelines

Tired of explaining your rare disease to health care providers? Help is on the way!

Request these free business cards to give to your health care providers to help them care for you. Since many doctors and nurses may only see one or two VCP patients in their lifetime, getting proper care is hard and complex when you have VCP disease. Fortunately, a team of international doctors collaborated on establishing clinical care guidelines to help doctors quickly understand the symptoms, testing, and therapies to consider for you.

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Patient Support

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These meetings are a way to connect with VCP families around the world and share experiences.  There is no agenda or no drink is required.   

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  • Wednesday, Mar 23, 2022 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

We look forward to seeing you then!  

To attend and get the log-in info:  Click on this link: 

Confused about time zones?  Click here for a time zone converter https://time.is/compare

Cure VCP Disease is honored to be a part of the
CZI Rare As One Initiative.

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