Cypress Bioscience, Inc.,
has announced that
www.FMSresource.com, a website providing information
about Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) treatment and research,
is now available online.
The medical content on
the site was developed in conjunction with the Georgetown
University Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center and
provides an overview of FMS pathophysiology and
treatment. Also available on the site are updates
regarding news and events, FMS clinical research, and a
directory that allows patients to locate an FMS
physician. Included in the directory are physicians who
have expressed an interest in treating new FMS patients
and participating in FMS research.
FMS patients visiting the
site have the opportunity to join the FMS Patient Registry
— a research program with a goal of understanding the
various factors associated with FMS and as a result
contributing to research efforts to develop better
diagnostic and therapeutic tools. FMS patients
participating in Cypress' FMS Genomics Research program, a
study of the links between genetics and FMS, can also
visit the site to provide their medical history data.
I've joined the Patient
Registry and completed the patient survey, which is the
most comprehensive questionnaire I've seen regarding FMS,
its symptoms, treatment options, and potential genetic
The FMS Advisory Board is chaired by Daniel J. Clauw,
MD, Director of the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research
Center at Georgetown University Medical Center, and
includes many prominent researchers whose names
are familiar to FMS patients.