An estimated one in five Australians has arthritis. It costs the economy about $23.9 billion annually.
Arthritis is not yet curable but with early and proper diagnosis as well as a customised management plan, it can be controlled. Treatment for rheumatoid arthritis has improved markedly as understanding of the disease process improves. With early aggressive therapy using new designer agents, remission can be achieved in over 50% of patients.
Arthritis ACT supports various universities, most notably the University of Canberra, with translational research and with early carer research placements.
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