DRF-funded drug shows success in clinical trial

We are pleased to share that Vamorolone, an alternative medicine to corticosteroids, has shown positive results in a Phase 2 Study. Vamorolone was developed as a treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, to offer the benefits of steroids, but without some of the side...
Gavriel Rosenfeld talks to Dr Ronni Cohn about living with Duchenne

Gavriel Rosenfeld talks to Dr Ronni Cohn about living with Duchenne

On Wednesday 17th March the Duchenne Research Fund hosted a virtual evening to share updates with supporters about research funded by the charity. Our co-founders Kerry & Doron Rosenfeld welcomed hundreds of viewers from across five continents who came together...

DRF grants £40,000 to DMD Care UK project

We are delighted to announce that Duchenne Research Fund has awarded £40,000 to the newly launched DMD Care UK, partnering with the project’s founders Duchenne UK and Joining Jack. Together our three charities will invest £130,000 in the nationwide initiative...

Two-year Vamorolone study completed

Santhera Pharmaceuticals has announced that partner ReveraGen Biopharma has completed a long-term, open-label extension study of 24 months duration with Vamorolone in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Including 6 months treatment in the preceding study,...

Update on Ignite DMD from Solid Biosciences

Solid Biosciences has issued an update on IGNITE DMD, the Phase I/II clinical study with its microdystrophin gene therapy, SGT-001. The most recent child dosed in the study has experienced a serious adverse event (SAE), and thankfully, he is now improving. He is being...

Gene therapy for Duchenne: latest news

Five years ago we identified gene therapy as a viable treatment for Duchenne. Today we are reflecting on the exciting and inspiring events of the past week in the gene therapy arena which are now bringing hope and cautious optimism to the Duchenne community. We have...
DRF funds Newcastle refurbishment

DRF funds Newcastle refurbishment

On Wednesday 27 September 2017, the newly refurbished paediatric area in the Clinical Research Facility at Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary was officially opened by Professor Mark Walker and Dr Michela Guglieri. The refurbishment was possible thanks to the generous...
Duchenne Hub day tackles clinical trial access

Duchenne Hub day tackles clinical trial access

The Duchenne Research Fund was delighted to participate in the Duchenne Hub information day held on 18 September 2017 at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool. The event was hosted by Duchenne UK, organised in conjunction with Hub manager Emma Heslop and the...