PACE: “surprising and disappointing”
18 February 2011
Action for M.E.:
"Currently, there are no effective treatments for M.E. This research shows that none of the therapies currently available results in a complete recovery. The need for more biomedical research is more paramount than ever before."
The PACE trial was limited to patients who were well enough to travel to hospital for therapy and those who had fatigue as a primary symptom.
Sir Peter continues, "We are still in the dark about therapies for severely affected patients and for those who experience, for example, pain rather than fatigue as their primary symptom.
"It is now more abundantly clear than ever that the UK needs to make a completely new start on scientific research in this neglected area. Resources must in future be concentrated on the biology of the condition in order to discover the underlying disease mechanisms. Read more>>