Category Archives: Research News

Assessing Care Experience for Adult Patients with Vascular Anomalies

As the advocacy organization for the rare vascular anomalies of GLA/lymphangiomatosis, GSD, and KLA, the LGDA is aware of the lack of resources for adults with these conditions. We are working on recruiting adult providers but we need hard data from patients to help define where clinical resources are lacking. We have developed a survey to gather your experiences as

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Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care

Representing the LGDA at the 10th Annual Health Care Transition Research Consortium Research Symposium and the 19th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Care, in the Texas Medical Center were LGDA Director of Patient Programs, Lisa Klepper, and LGDA board member, Tiffany Ferry. The meetings were held October 24-26, 2018 and co-hosted by Baylor College

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Inaugural LGDA Science Award

For extraordinary accomplishments in discovery and advancement in the field of lymphatic science for the benefit of our worldwide patient community  presented to Michael T. Dellinger, PhD Assistant Professor Division of Surgical Oncology Department of Surgery Hamon Center for Therapeutic Oncology Research UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, Texas   The LGDA’s award for a scientist was made at the 2nd

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2 Grants Available for GLA/GSD Research

The Orphan Disease Center (ODC) at the University of Pennsylvania invites researchers to participate in the 2017 Million Dollar Bike Ride Pilot Grant Program.  The program is now open and offering 33 different research grant opportunities focusing on 23 different rare diseases.   This program provides a one‐year grant to support research related to a rare disease represented in the

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2016 MDBR Funds 2 New Studies

  The Lymphangiomatosis & Gorham’s Disease Alliance (LGDA) and the Lymphatic Malformation Institute (LMI) are proud to announce the two projects selected to receive the LGDA-LMI 2016 MDBR Rare Disease Research Grants. The LGDA and LMI joined together Saturday, May 7, 2016, in Philadelphia to participate in the 3nd Annual Million Dollar Bike Ride. Together the teams raised $80,000, which

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2nd International Conference on GLA & GSD

The Lymphangiomatosis and Gorham’s Disease Alliance (LGDA) and the Lymphatic Malformation Institute (LMI) were proud to host the 2nd International Conference on Generalized Lymphatic Anomaly and Gorham-Stout Disease. The conference was held at the W Hotel – Buckhead in Atlanta, GA from June 10-11, 2016. The conference was chaired by Dr. Ionela Iacobas (Texas Children’s Hospital) and Dr. Michael Dellinger (Research

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2015 MDBR Funds 3 Studies

  The Lymphangiomatosis & Gorham’s Disease Alliance (LGDA) and the Lymphatic Malformation Institute (LMI) are proud to announce the three projects selected to receive the LGDA-LMI 2015 MDBR Rare Disease Research Grants. The LGDA and LMI joined together Saturday, May 9, 2015, in Philadelphia to participate in the 2nd Annual Million Dollar Bike Ride. Together the teams raised more than

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Snapshots of the Data

  Since the International LGDA Registry for Lymphatic Malformations (LGDA Registry) first went online more than 200 patients living on 6 continents have joined. The charts in this post highlight some of what we’ve learned so far about these participants’ diagnoses; what percentage have disease in the chest, bones, abdomen, pelvis and skin; and how many report having disabilities related

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