VF in the News

Vasculitis Foundation Board Welcomes New Members During Its Fall 2018 Meeting

l-r: Suzanne DePaolis, Peter Grayson, MD, Jason Springer, MD, George Casey, Karen Hirsch, Rhonda Johnson Byrd, Victor James, and Don Nagle   By Ed Becker The VF held its annual membership meeting on Thursday, October 18, 2018 in Chicago. Karen Hirsch, VF President, reported on the organization’s accomplishments and recognized…...

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Organization Supports Vasculitis Patients and Research in the UK and Scotland

Lauren with her parents, Grant and Adrienne Currie   By Ed Becker One of the most important vasculitis awareness and advocacy organizations in Scotland and throughout the United Kingdom is the Lauren Currie Twilight Foundation (LCTF). Grant and Adrienne Currie established the LCTF in memory of their daughter, Lauren, who…...

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FDA Approves Label Update for Genentech’s Rituxan® (rituximab) in Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis and Microscopic Polyangiitis

October 19, 2018 — Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an update to the Rituxan® (rituximab) label to include information on follow up treatment of adult patients with Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (GPA) and Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA) who…...

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Early Diagnosis: A Key Challenge for Adult and Pediatric Patients, Core Theme of 2018 Annual Appeal

By Ed Becker One of the most important ways to potentially improve patients’ outcomes is also one of the biggest clinical challenges for doctors. Working to improve the rate of delays in vasculitis diagnosis is an area of keen interest to researchers, and it’s also the core theme of the…...

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Artists Worldwide Paint 100 Portraits of Children With Rare Diseases, Now Being Widely Exhibited

By Catherine Lucas Any child illness is disruptive for a family, but having a child with a rare disease comes with its own set of challenges. Parents are faced with terrifying and obscure combinations of symptoms, and doctors are often just as mystified when it comes to diagnosing one of…...

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