Our Support to Research
Encourage and support scleroderma research
in B.C. and Canada
SABC funds and co-leads a Genome Research Study in B.C. that began recruiting scleroderma patients in 2017. This research program is creating a firm foundation for intensive research to control lung and skin damage in patients with scleroderma. SABC has contributed over $240,000 in donations to date.
In addition to research being undertaken in B.C., there are several research consortiums in Canada involved in studies focused on scleroderma that SABC supports:
- Canadian Scleroderma Research Group, under the directorship of
Dr. Murray Baron. The CSRG maintains a key database of scleroderma patient information used by scleroderma researchers of many disciplines.
- Scleroderma Research Group of the Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (SRG-CHUM) by Dr. Jean-Luc Senécal and his team.
- Hamilton Scleroderma Group (HSG), St Joseph’s Healthcare McMaster University
- Scleroderma Patient Intervention Network (SPIN)
For more details go to our Research section.