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Cure VCP Disease, Inc., is dedicated to driving the development of a cure for diseases caused by the valosin containing protein (VCP) gene, including muscle disease, bone disease, and the neurodegenerative diseases ALS, FTD, Parkinson’s, and CMT.


We collaborate on research and advocacy initiatives that help patients and their families. We encourage patients and doctors to connect with us.

Your support enables us to look beyond our challenges and focus on our fight to find a cure. 

What is VCP disease?

It's also called VCP-associated multisystem proteinopathy

or inclusion body myopathy associated with Paget's disease of bone and frontotemporal dementia.


Less than two thousand people in the world are currently diagnosed with VCP disease, but experts agree that many patients are undiagnosed.


VCP disease is hereditary - a parent with the VCP gene mutation has a 50% chance of passing it to their child.


It can affect a person’s muscles, bones, brain and nerves. Most patients lose the ability to walk and care for themselves, half develop a painful bone disease, and one third develop a form of dementia that changes their behavior and ability to communicate. Symptoms vary but typically first develop in mid-adulthood. It has recently been discovered, however, that children can be affected in rare cases.


There is no cure or disease-altering treatments for VCP disease, but we are funding research and creating a pathway for future treatments. And, we are helping patients learn about ways to improve their current quality of life through therapy and coordinated disease management.

Learn more about VCP disease

Watch our easy-to-understand video to learn about VCP disease

Resources & Support

Check out our helpful resources

Clinical Care

Learn more about VCP disease, clinical diagnosis, treatments & therapies, genetic testing, and research.

Access our research tools and learn about our collaborative research projects.


Patients & Families

Connect with other patients and families, learn about research opportunities, and find information in our resources center, such as care guides, support groups, physicians, therapists, and more.

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

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Patient-Powered Research

Enroll today in our patient-powered research projects. Your voice and participation can make a positive impact and advance the progress for a cure.

Care Guidelines

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 has established clinical care guidelines to help doctors quickly understand the symptoms, testing, and therapies to consider for you.

View Clinical Care Guidelines.

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Cure VCP Disease Events and Meetings

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