Progress on Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Trials
Submitted By Companion Brian Ragain, RN, Area Coordinator
The results are in! Dr. Murphy and his team at Indiana University have finalized the findings of the ARREST TRIAL for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA) and they are exactly as expected. With our donations to CMMRF and the provided funding for stem cell research, we have evidence that our vaccine for AAA works to prevent an increase in size of the AAA, is determined to be safe, and produces no adverse side effects.
This next phase includes obtaining approval for multiple centers across the US and determining the most appropriate dose of stem cells to be used. We have a winning team at Indiana University, so let’s keep giving and showing our support for CMMRF and the life changing research being championed by Dr. Murphy.
Keep in mind that CMMRF does not only support research into AAA; we also are funding into Dr. Murphy’s promising research and treatment using stem cells for Type 1 Diabetes, Stroke, Perpheral Artery Disease, Heart Failure, Pancreatitis, Arthritis, and Cancer! Think of the number of lives that will be touched by the research being funded by CMMRF. How many Masonic charities can you name that will have a direct impact on each of us?
If you need material to present to your Councils, contact your CMMRF State Chairman or Grand Council representative, go to CMMRF.Org for information, or contact anyone at the General Grand Council of Cryptic Masons International.