The primary mission of the Scleroderma Research Foundation is to find, fund and facilitate research that will result in improved therapies and ultimately a cure for patients. To support this mission we strive to bridge the gap between basic and clinical research and clinical practice.
The scleroderma medical community has evolved dramatically over the last two decades; research and earlier diagnosis have improved scleroderma mortality rates and provided treatment options for many of its most serious complications. However, even with this evolution, many patients continue to go undiagnosed for far too long. With the symptoms of scleroderma as diverse as the patients themselves, medical professionals face an often-daunting task. At the Scleroderma Research Foundation, we recognize that physicians are often the first line of defense for people living with this disease.
Furthering the education of healthcare professionals is essential to earlier diagnosis and treatment for scleroderma patients.
This section of the SRF website will continue to grow. It includes articles and other tools that will aid in the understanding of scleroderma's complexities and its related conditions.
To increase understanding of scleroderma, please explore the following sections:
- What is scleroderma
- Current Treatments
- Clinical Trials
- Tips for Living
- Research News
- Patient News
- News for Physicians
DISCLAIMER: The Scleroderma Research Foundation (SRF) does not provide medical advice, nor does it endorse any drug treatment suggested herein. Information and resources included are for informational purposes only, the SRF does not assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, product or process disclosed.