CASA-MS Study Story Told in The Buffalo News
Today in The Buffalo News, reporter Scott Scanlon tells the story of CASA-MS – the Comprehensive Assessment of Severely Affected Multiple Sclerosis study, its inspiration, and its amazing participants.
This first-of-its-kind study is exploring the question that haunts MS patients as soon as they are diagnosed: Am I going to become severely disabled by my disease?
The project, conducted by BNAC researchers, will identify imaging, clinical and laboratory features, and risk factors that can lead to an earlier recognition of severe MS or predict transition to severe MS,” says Ralph H. B. Benedict, professor of neurology at the Jacobs School and a CASA-MS co-principal investigator. “It will develop more sensitive outcome measures to better monitor disease progression and will try to develop a better understanding of how protected, enriched environments can contribute to patient health.”
Read the story in The Buffalo News.