Lymphedema Family Study

Genetic studies program at the University of Pittsburg. Robert E. Ferrell, Ph.D., David N. Finegold, M.D., Kara Levine, M.S., and Kelly Knickelbein, M.S. at the Department of Human Genetics in collaboration with Judith Esman, M.D. are working to determine the genetic basis of primary (or inherited) lymphedema.

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Lymphedema Family Study

Postby patoco » Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:11 am

Lymphedema Family Study - University of Pittsburg

This is perhaps one of the most important centers for us as lymphedema patients. The pace of genetic research is exploding and it will be through this type of research that we will come to know and understand:

1.) What causes lymphedema - the genetics involved.

2.) The path to a genetic cure

3,) The ability to provide treatment.

How many times have we said, "we wished someone could find out what causes lymphedema?" Countless, countless times.

The serious problem we face now is that due to the economy funding programs for this research has almost dried up and the program in very much in danger of being shutdown early next year.

Friends, we absolutely must save this program. Should it be closed, we would loose just about our only hope of a cure. We would also loose some of the most committed doctors, and support staff.

Please visit the site and go through their information. Support them as much as it is possible.

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