With your support we can find a treatment for CJD

Together we can make an impact in the fight against this disease

The Cure CJD Campaign

The Cure CJD Campaign was set up by a group of individuals personally affected by the disease.
The vision of the Campaign is to raise funds to support the work of the Medical Research Council (MRC) Prion Unit at University College London (UCL) to develop a treatment or cure for CJD, and to raise awareness and understanding of this disease.

With your support, we will be closer to finding a treatment for CJD.

Finding a treatment for CJD

CJD is currently responsible for 1 in 5000 deaths in the UK each year. Sadly, the disease usually leads to death within one year of onset of illness, and often much sooner.

There is currently no treatment or cure for CJD, but every day scientists and doctors are getting closer to finding a treatment. In fact, progress has already been made, but we still have a long way to go.

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“I pray that other
families will not have
to face a loss like ours.”
Jacqueline, whose brother, Shane,
died as a result of Acquired CJD.

World-leading research at the MRC Prion Unit at UCL developed an experimental antibody treatment called PRN100. This was designed to stop prion proteins from malfunctioning in the brain. Positive results were shown in laboratory testing and a small number of patients were given PRN100 in an experimental treatment programme in 2018/2019.

However, more vital research is needed to advance PRN100, and it will cost many millions to conduct a full clinical trial. With your help, we can reach that target and find a cure for CJD.

We have raised approximately £900,000 so far

Thanks to our generous supporters, this is a great start, but much more is needed to continue vital research and help to make a viable treatment. With your help, we can reach our target.

With your support there is hope

Together we can make an impact in the fight against this disease