I’ve only recently learned that although African Americans are less likely to be diagnosed with Parkinson’s, they are more likely to experience delays in diagnosis. This is especially true for African American men.
PD GENEration: Mapping the Future of Parkinson's Disease
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Genetics Study Hits Enrollment Milestone
The Parkinson’s Foundation has reached a significant milestone with the recruitment, genetic testing and counseling of 7,500 participants in its international study, PD GENEration: Mapping the Future of Parkinson’s Disease. Currently at 50% of its recruitment goal of 15,000, the study includes 36 participant sites, over 50 referral sites and has expanded to Canada – while still offering home testing – as part of the Foundation’s commitment to increasing access to Parkinson’s disease (PD) research.