Trials & Studies

Genome Wide Association Study (GWAS)

The LAM Foundation is excited to help with a very important research project. But we need your help to make this project successful. All you need to do is complete a 1 page questionnaire, sign a consent form, put a saliva sample into a special container that will be sent to you and then send it to the lab. This is all at no cost to you!

Drs. David Kwiatkowski, Lisa Henske and Frank McCormack are initiating a genome wide association study in LAM. Genome wide association studies (GWAS) are done to try to identify genes that predispose to disease development. Sometimes GWAS lead to identification of genes that were completely unexpected from prior knowledge. These doctors hope that this will be the case in LAM, pointing to the importance of a new research direction and possibly even a new therapy for LAM.

If you are interested and willing to participate in this study, please send an email to Dr. Kwiatkowski at dk@rics.bwh.harvard.edu, or send a letter to him at Brigham and Women's Hospital, 1 Blackfan Circle Room 6-216, Boston, MA 02115.