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Over the past 29 years, Defeat Duchenne Canada has built a foundation of strong partnerships with leading scientists and industry partners focused on improving care for individuals living with Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy.

In this section, we will take a deep dive into current areas of Duchenne research and help you navigate the complex world of clinical trials in Canada and beyond.

Areas of Duchenne Research

Scientists and doctors have been hard at work developing and testing a variety of strategies for treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy. While some strategies are aimed at correcting the root cause, other methods are aimed at reducing the symptoms. 

Clinical Trials

What is a clinical trial, is it right for me, how can I participate? In this section, we unpack and explain the basics of clinical trials and help you explore opportunities in Canada and beyond through our Clinical Trial Finder Tool.

Research We Fund

Donations from our community and the stories behind them are the reasons we have raised $17.73 million to fund life-changing research focused on prevention, improved treatments, and, ultimately, a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.