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Your Ears - And your opportunity to take part in valuable research

Posted: 21 July 2017

Earlier this year PMR&GCAuk North East Support donated £1000 to do some initial research into the incidence of ear-related symptoms in GCA patients. This has now become a project run by Queen Elizabeth Hospital Gateshead Research & Development. If you have ...more

PMRGCAuk member Carol's story featured in Sunday Express

Posted: 17 July 2017

Carol Howell took part in a drug trial for tocilizumab and it gave her a new lease of life. Read the Sunday Express magazine feature from 16th July 2017. ...more

Nine Voices Summer Competition to raise funds for PMRGCAuk

Posted: 12 July 2017

Anita Jane Sinden, Christine Mackinnon, Ed Peacock, Elizabeth Saccente, Jane Dobson, Maggie Davies, Sarah Frances, Tanya van Hassel and Valerie Stirling are the authors behind ninevoices the writing group that has already supported PMRGCAuk in 2015 with the proceeds from their competition ...more

Fundraising week updates - 10 July 2017

Posted: 25 June 2017

What an achievement for Liz Mitchell who reached the goal she set herself and walked 10 miles in the New Forest to raise funds for PMRGCAuk's first ever Fundraising Week. So far Liz has raised almost £550 but the final amount could rise significantly if you would like ...more

Tocilizumab approved for GCA patients in US

Posted: 5 June 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on 22 May expanded the approved use of Roche’s Actemra (tocilizumab) to treat adults with giant cell arteritis, making it the first FDA-approved therapy for this condition. European equivalent of FDA is EMA. In the UK tocilizumab needs ...more

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