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Zooming-In on What Matters: Education. Connection. Hope.

Posted on April 16, 2021   |   

March 2020. LAMposium as we know it is cancelled. May 2020. LAMposium in Your Living Room goes viral. Whoops, that is, virtual.

Last spring, when it became clear to us that we would not be gathering as a LAM community in Cincinnati, we at the Foundation quickly shifted our focus to designing virtual experiences that would capture the key elements of our beloved LAMposium. It is this vision that frames our virtual educational series, Read More

Topics: LAMposium in Your Living Room        Categories: Educational Resources

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Science Friday: LAM Patients Help Power New Research

Posted on August 09, 2019   |   
Author: A. Bloomer

At the 2016 RLDC and LAMposium held in Cincinnati, Ohio, twenty-two women with LAM participated in a study that has now been published in the most recent issue of Annals of The American Thoracic Society. The study entitled, "Cyst Ventilation Heterogeneity and Alveolar Airspace Dilation as Early Disease Markers in Lymphangioleiomyomatosis" was led by Laura Walkup, PhD. 

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Topics: Research ScienceFriday        Categories: Educational Resources
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2018 Advances in LAM

Posted on December 21, 2018   |   

With your support, The LAM Foundation continues to thrive as a source of hope for individuals affected by LAM. We have again accelerated research and improved patient care, with each day moving us closer to a cure. Learn more about a few of our 2018 accomplishments. 

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Short-Term Goals, Long-Term Effects: Outcomes of the 2017 LAM Patient Benefit Conference

Posted on November 30, 2018   |   

How can we improve the lives of LAM patients in five years or less? This is the question scientists, clinicians, and patients themselves gathered to answer at the first-ever LAM Patient Benefit Conference. Among the many valuable ideas shared, the following grant proposals have received funding to move forward. Each was chosen for its potential to result in solutions that will positively impact the diagnosis, care, or quality of life of LAM patients by the year 2023.

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Topics: Patient Benefit Conference Research        Categories: Events News

A Phase II Clinical Trial of an Aromatase Inhibitor for Postmenopausal Women with LAM

Posted on November 21, 2017   |   

Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) predominantly affects women and can worsen with pregnancy, estrogen treatment, and the menstrual cycle, which suggested an important role for estrogen in the development and progression of this disease.

In preclinical laboratory studies, estrogen appeared to promote the growth and spread of LAM-like cells, while suppression of estrogen reduced the survival of LAM cells. In other human clinical trials, there has been a suggestion that lung function declines more slowly in LAM patients after menopause, although this was not clear when this clinical trial was being developed.

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Topics: Research        Categories: Educational Resources

Pulmonary Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM): A Monogenic Neoplasm That Provides a Window into Cancer

Posted on November 21, 2017   |   

The LAM community including LAM researchers, clinicians and patients has made incredible progress over the last 20 years. Frank McCormack and I were honored to write an invited review article “Lymphangioleiomyomatosis: A Monogenic Model of Malignancy” for the prestigious The Annual Review of Medicine, which covers significant developments in various fields of medicine since 1950.

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Topics: Research        Categories: Educational Resources