Journeys is the official newsletter for The LAM Foundation. It is a publication distributed by mail to patients, contributors, health care providers and researchers. Published biannually, the goal of Journeys is to keep the community informed about the Foundation's activities and accomplishments.


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2016 Advances in LAM

With your help, The LAM Foundation continues to be the leading champion for LAM patients and their families throughout the world. 2016 was a busy year for the Foundation, as we have continued to execute on visionary strategies to accelerate research, improve patient care, and ultimately to find a cure.

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Tags: 2016 Accomplishments LAM Awareness

From Drug Trial to FDA Approval

Frank McCormack, MD and Bruce Trapnell, MD recount the unique path it took to receive FDA approval of sirolimus for the treatment of LAM.

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Tags: FDA sirolimus

Why a Hospital Has a Harmonica Band

Patients at the University of Michigan pulmonary rehab center make music with the thing that troubles them most: their breath.

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Tags: Breathing difficulties Breathing Techniques Harmonica class LAM lung disease Lymphangioleiomyomatosis Pulmonary Rehabilitation University of Michigan

RLDC•2016•LAMposium and Breath of Hope Gala Photo Gallery

We are so excited to share with you all of the photos taken from the Rare Lung Diseases Research Conference, LAMposium and Breath of Hope Gala. Many thanks to Kelsey Adams for all of her work at the conference, she took some wonderful photos. It is really a lot of work keeping up with this LAM Community at LAMposium and we are thrilled we can share all of her photos with you. And a special thanks to Jen Fujikawa for gathering Kelsey’s photos and putting them into a gallery for us to view, download, save, share, post and purchase.

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RLDC•2016•LAMposium Highlights

We are less than a month away from the largest Rare Lung Diseases Research Conference to ever take place in the United States. And it is all happening September 22 – 25 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, directly across the river from Cincinnati, Ohio. The LAM Foundation is partnering with the Rare Lung Diseases Consortium to host the RLDC•2016•LAMposium. Researchers and clinicians who are studying or treating over 17 rare lung diseases will gather with us to share the latest research updates and discuss how to properly diagnose and treat these rare lung diseases.

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Add Your Personal Touch to this Year’s LAM Quilts

It's Quilt Time X

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The Senate is scheduled to debate the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017 (S. 2943), which includes two provisions that would significantly restrict and possibly even eliminate funding for the medical research programs conducted by the Department of Defense (DoD), including research funded by the Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program (TSCRP).

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Tags: Advocacy TSCRP

The LAM Foundation Attends the American Thoracic Society Conference

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) held its international conference May 13- 18 in downtown San Francisco. Members of The LAM Foundation staff, along with expert LAM researchers and clinicians, were in town sharing LAM awareness and educating other lung professionals on the symptoms and signs and how to diagnose LAM.

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Tags: ATS Educational Events

Highlights from the Million Dollar Bike Ride

Not only did our Easy Breathers brave the cold rainy weather to cross the finish-line, they also hit their goal of raising $50,000 for LAM Research. Because they hit their goal, UPenn Orphan Disease Center will match those funds, dollar for dollar. Now two LAM researchers can receive grants to further their research studies!

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Tags: Community Events MDBR

The Twenty Best Things About LAMposium

Pat Rubadeau talks about the top twenty reasons why she likes best about LAMposium. 

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