There are hundreds of nervous system disorders impacting millions of people around the world, which is why we all know someone who has been affected.
Nervous system disorders can create barriers that impact our ability to engage, to move, to remember and over time, can change or take away the unique qualities that make us who we are. Or in the case of disorders affecting children, who we may become. Over time, the physical, mental and emotional burden can be overwhelming. However, people with nervous system disorders face their challenges with bravery and determination.
Roche in Neuroscience and Rare Disease
We are driven by the idea that the rigorous pursuit of ground-breaking science can transform the lives of people facing serious and life-threatening diseases. We are collaborating with academia, scientists, industry partners and clinical trial participants, and are following the science to improve the lives of patients. With their support, we are collectively responsible for major therapeutic advances for some of the world’s most difficult-to-treat diseases in fields such as oncology, rheumatology, ophthalmology and nervous system disorders.
There are more than 300 million people worldwide impacted by approximately 67,000+ different rare diseases, including rare neurological disorders, the collective impact is widespread. Diagnosis can often take upwards of five years, leading to a delay in care, and, even following diagnosis, there are limited treatments available for most rare diseases. But for the first time in history, we have the tools, technology and scientific insights that can lead to impactful progress throughout the field of neurology.
Neuroscience is a cornerstone of our future, but we cannot do it alone. Together, with our partners, we will continue to push the boundaries of scientific understanding to achieve clinical advancements and solve some of the greatest challenges in neuroscience today. Our hope is to create a tomorrow where neurological disorders no longer limit human potential – to preserve what makes us who we are.