New Medication Being Developed for ET
Cadent Therapeutics is a company focused on the development of breakthrough therapies to improve the lives of patients with movement and cognitive disorders. They have developed and are studying a new promising medication, CAD-1883, for the treatment of essential tremor.
The path to the development of this medication is highlighted in our new ET Virtual Education Event, “The Development of CAD-1883 through Proof-of-Concept for ET.” Tim Piser, chief scientific officer with Cadent, talks about CAD-1883 and how Cadent is positioned for further development of this medication.
New Podcast Explains How a DaTscan Can Help Diagnose ET
DaTscan is a neuroimaging tool (brain scan) that can assist neurologists in understanding the cause of a patient’s tremors. They are particularly effective in differentiating essential tremor from Parkinson’s disease.
“Talking about the DaTscan with GE Healthcare,” is our newest Talking Essential Tremor podcast which focuses on this diagnostic tool. IETF Executive Director Patrick McCartney interviews GE Healthcare’s Mark Hibberd, global head of medical services and chief medical officer of pharmaceutical diagnostics.
While the name GE is commonly associated with the manufacturing of appliances, GE Healthcare has a 100-year history in the medical field. They manufacture and distribute medical and diagnostic scanners, including the DaTscan. DaTscan is an injectable radiopharmaceutical that’s used for evaluating people who have tremor, helping to sort out the pathology behind the tremor. It can identify normal and abnormal regions of the brain.
This is the IETF’s 5th podcast in the Talking Essential Tremor podcast series. The series was launched last fall as a means of providing regular online educational resources to support people with ET.
Four Students Awarded College Scholarships
The IETF is proud to support students with essential tremor as they pursue their higher education by presenting them with college scholarships. We recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to the following students:
- Robert Holder, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro
- Colin Pool, University of California Berkeley
- Maria Hermosillo Arrieta, Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, IA
- Emily Williams, University of Oklahoma, Norman
The IETF’s scholarship program started in 2011 to recognize the achievements of students dealing with essential tremor. It was named to honor longtime IETF Executive Director Catherine Rice who was passionate about providing support for students with ET. To date, the IETF has awarded $51,000 in college scholarships.
Thank you to everyone who made a donation during GivingTuesday in December to support the scholarship fund. We raised more than $5,400!
Applications are open now for fall scholarships. Any student with essential tremor, pursuing a higher education degree (including a master’s or doctorate) from a licensed, accredited educational institution or trade school may apply.