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iConquerMS offers Big Data enhancement to MS research

12/1/2014

iConquerMS™ is a research initiative dedicated to patient-driven research, based on the novel use of huge amounts of data from all of us living with MS. The initiative’s Internet portal, www.iConquerMS.org, is now live.

The initiative is driven by patients living with MS for patients living with MS, who have been involved in every step from the design of iConquerMS.org to its launch. iConquerMS.org is designed to be interactive, promoting contact between people living with MS and researchers.

By consenting to sharing health information with researchers, the data generated by each individual on iConquerMS.org helps to identify the patterns of disease progression and treatment. These patterns will be studied by researchers, and may lead to better diagnostic procedures, treatment recommendations, and the ultimate goals of preventions and cures. iConquerMS.org will provide updates on how the data is used, and what insights are emerging from the research, to all registered users.

Members of the MS community are invited to register on www.iConquerMS.org and write a personal post. By learning about this initiative in the context of your journey with the disease, others will be interested and inspired to follow suit. The initiative’s goal is to attract 20,000 people living with MS as iConquerMS.org participants.



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