The uphill push for a cure

It has been 25 years since Rick Hansen’s Man in Motion tour. Hansen believes that a major breakthrough in treatment will come within 25 years. The Rick Hansen Foundation has thrown its weight behind the Spinal Cord Registry, the creation of spinal cord researcher and surgeon Dr. Marcel Dvorak, professor and head of the Academic Division of Spine in the department of orthopedics at UBC.
Dvorak’s colleague and fellow researcher Dr. Brian Kwon is naturally cautious when speaking about a cure. “We feel a lot of progress has been made moving clinical treatment incrementally towards a cure. I think it’s reasonable to expect we are going to see therapies that will make life better for patients.”

Vancouver Sun, Wed May 16 2012, Page: F2, By: Gerry Bellett, Link to full text