We’re ready to start key research this year - but we need your help to do it
Despite the challenges we’ve faced as a charity due to COVID-19, we're pleased to say that the work of the Osteoporosis and Bone Research Academy has continued to move on at pace. We will soon be publishing a Research Roadmap that will prioritise those areas of research that the Academy believes hold out the best hope of finding a cure for osteoporosis.
The purpose of our Research Roadmap is to look for answers in places we’ve never looked before; this is where a cure may be found. Osteoporosis and Bone Research Academy working groups have been identifying research priorities across three broad areas:
• Causes of osteoporosis and the role our genetics and cells play.
• Technologies that we can use to prevent broken bones
• Improving effectiveness of diagnosis and treatments for people at risk of osteoporosis
Using this three-pronged approach, we hope to find the answers we’re all looking for – ones that help to relieve people’s pain and suffering now and also stop osteoporosis in its tracks for future generations.
As we search for a cure for osteoporosis we hope to make new discoveries that will help to improve the nation’s bone health and prevent people from ever having to suffer broken bones due to osteoporosis in the future. We also want to improve quality of life for people who already have the condition.
- Francesca Thompson, Clinical and Operations Director
To support vital research into a cure for osteoporosis and help kickstart key projects this year, please donate today.
We urgently need your support. Your donation will help to give scientists the time and resources they need to make further, important breakthroughs.
We believe there is a cure for osteoporosis. Together, let’s begin the vital work that can help us find it.
"These are exciting times. We now have our Research Roadmap and can begin unlocking new discoveries by conducting key research in the areas we have identified."
At the Royal Osteoporosis Society, the needs of people with osteoporosis are at the heart of everything we do.
Therefore, Patient Advocates, like Mary Bishop and Nic Vine, have been working with our scientific committees to make sure that any research we undertake will be both relevant and effective for people with the condition. You can read Mary and Nic’s comments about their role as Patient Advocates below.