Tag Archives: Celiac Disease

Marilyn’s Message January 2018

Marilyn Geller

“Fail faster” is a saying in drug research. In 2014, the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development estimated that the average cost of bringing a new drug through the development pipeline and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval process to market is $2.6 billion. More than 90 percent of all drugs being developed […]

New Testing Option for Possible Celiac Disease Sufferers

The current standard for a celiac disease diagnosis is a positive blood test for specific antibodies, followed by a biopsy of the intestine that reveals damage to the villi (villous atrophy). These tests are certainly invasive and unpleasant, but more than that, they are useless in cases where a patient is already following a gluten-free […]

How More Participation in Drug Trials Can Create Medical Breakthroughs, As Featured in USA Today

The Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) works tirelessly year-round to advance research toward treatments and a cure. Access to patient data is necessary to better target treatments for those with celiac disease. In CDF’s recent article featured in the December 2017 issue of Media Planet’s Digestive Health campaign of USA Today, titled “How More Participation in […]

The Celiac Disease Foundation 2017 Year in Review

Each year, the world’s leading experts representing every aspect of celiac disease research, education, and advocacy gather at the International Celiac Disease Symposium (ICDS). As you know, there are no approved treatments for celiac disease beyond strict adherence to the gluten-free diet. And, as you know, it is estimated that approximately 30% of all celiac […]

CDF Trains Patient Advocates in Celiac Disease Research at the University of Chicago

On October 21, 2017, the Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) held a Patient Advocacy Program workshop at the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center’s Annual Celiac Education Day.  Historically, medical research has not tapped the expertise of patients in the design and development of new treatments, often leading to disconnects between therapeutic outcomes and real patient […]

Is a Low-FODMAP Diet the Next Big Thing?

Lately, it seems as though gluten is being blamed for a vast host of ailments – everything from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) to attention-deficit disorder – with an ever increasing number of people seeking relief through a gluten-free diet. While this strict regimen is absolutely critical for people with a confirmed diagnosis of celiac disease, […]

Marilyn’s Message October 2017

Marilyn Geller

In September, CDF presented two studies from the iCureCeliac patient registry at the 2017 International Celiac Disease Symposium (ICDS) in New Delhi, India. ICDS is the world’s largest gathering of experts on celiac disease and non-celiac gluten/wheat sensitivity. This year’s Symposium featured discussions on promising immunological insights and advances related to the disease. In our first study, […]