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Cure JM helps patients and their families navigate life with juvenile myositis.

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Cure JM is the global leader in juvenile myositis (JM) research. We are paving the way to better treatments for JM while improving the lives of families affected by the disease.

About
Juvenile Myositis

Juvenile myositis involves a run-away immune response where the body’s immune system attacks its own cells and tissues. With proper treatment and care, children can go on to live their best lives.

Was your child recently diagnosed with juvenile myositis?

We are honored to share our new short film, “Our Mission, Our Impact,” highlighting the key aspects of our mission, working together to make life-changing impacts for the patients and families we serve. Please join us in celebrating the impacts of this progress by making a gift and sharing this video.

Resources

Cure JM is a family of families. We have many resources to help the whole family with the JM journey.
Getting the Diagnosis. Megan Curran, MD

Getting the Diagnosis

It often takes a bit of time for children with juvenile myositis (JM) to get a proper diagnosis. This is due to the fact that

DIY Fundraising

Fundraising doesn’t have to be a daunting task…We’d like to invite our families to join us in putting the “Fun” in fundraising.

Get Involved

Discover the many ways you can support and connect with Cure JM.

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We invite you to get involved with Cure JM. We hope you’ll join us in helping make our mission a success. 

February is Rare Disease Month

In celebration of Rare Disease Month, we would like to honor all in our community affected by juvenile myositis. We thank each of you for your devotion to improving treatments and care for our kids, teens, and young adult patients. 

 Join us in celebrating the strength, resilience, and unity in our effort to make a difference for children and families battling JM.

Finding a Cure and Better Treatments for Juvenile Myositis

Cure JM is accelerating juvenile myositis research at an unprecedented pace. We are pursuing promising new treatments, funding clinical trials, and improving care for patients.

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Current Updates

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has awarded Cure JM and a consortium of Cure JM-funded researchers a coveted $2 million rare disease research grant to identify new biomarkers in JM and improve precise, personalized care through the identification of cell-to-cell interactions that drive inflammation in juvenile myositis.

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You may have heard about the FDA’s ruling, which approved vamorolone as an alternative steroid for use in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.  

Vamorolone is a new steroid alternative with fewer side effects than prednisone. The drug aims to preserve the beneficial anti-inflammatory and muscle-strengthening characteristics of corticosteroids, while decreasing some of the unwelcome side effects, including bone fragility, delayed growth, and behavior changes.

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ProDerm Study Reports a Milestone in Managing Adult Myositis

Recently, the Progress in Dermatomyositis ProDERM study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reported a milestone in managing adult myositis. With the trial’s favorable results, adult myositis patients have new hope with the approval of Octagam® 10%.

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A clinical trial treating patients with juvenile myositis with the drug abatacept resulted in lower disease activity and clinically significant responses in most patients.

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“Cure JM has provided us so much support and connected us to so many families that were experiencing or had experienced the exact same thing. That sense of community helped us get through the ups and downs.”

Leah, Olivia's Mom

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Membership is free and we’ll connect you with a network of support, encouragement, and resources.

Cure JM supports families, patients, and the juvenile myositis research community.

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