Path to a Cure

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Scientific Strategy 2015-2020

The scientific strategy provides direction for the Foundation's scientific discovery of activities over the next five years.



Together, we can have "arthritis on the run" by accelerating the movement of scientific knowledge to a faster cure.

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Scientists are discovering better ways to detect, treat, and prevent arthritis while working towards a cure.

Scientific Discovery News

Arthritis Foundation Global Osteoarthritis Task Force

Arthritis Foundation Becomes Founding Member of Global OA Task Force

To build a better understanding of patient needs across nations and cultures, the Arthritis Foundation accepted an invitation to become a founding member of a new Osteoarthritis (OA) Task Force this month. The taskforce is an initiative coordinated by the OA Foundation International (OAFI) and the Arthritis Foundation to aid in the prevention and treatment of OA as well as the improvement of patient quality of life.

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Better biomarkers needed to assess OA therapies, but patient voice still missing

ATLANTA – "It takes a village" to develop biomarkers in osteoarthritis (OA), Chris Leptak, medical officer in the FDA Office of New Drugs, Guidance and Policy Team told participants at the Accelerating Osteoarthritis Clinical Trials Workshop co-sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation and the FDA.

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Arthritis Foundation Awards Nearly $5.5 Million in Scientific Discovery Funding

Eleven scientists selected for projects that demonstrate great promise to accelerate finding a cure for arthritis.

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Treatments for JA

A broad spectrum of JA treatments is available, from medication and natural therapies to surgery.