We address every phase in the vitiligo drug discovery process, from basic research all the way to the clini...MORE
Vitiligo (pronounced vit-ill-EYE-go) is a generally unpredictable skin disease, which results white patches...MORE
WORLD VITILIGO DAY
Conceived by patients for patients, the World Vitiligo Day is a truly global event that aims to increas...MORE
We have built a program of international events that offer access to a series of educational workshops that...MORE
ABC's Of Vitiligo
At the Vitiligo Research Foundation we may help you understand your skin condition, feel more in control, a...MORE
The World Vitiligo Map is a global directory that will provide you with information on the health care prov...MORE
Many celebrities have dealt with vitiligo while remaining in the public eye, maintaining a positive outlook...MORE
Vitiligo Art, Books, Music
Vitiligo is an on-going art project for artist Stephanie Corne, photographers Ariel Taub or Mina Sarenac, ...MORE
Who we are?
Firmly committed to curing Vitiligo, the VR Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization funding and fast-tracking medical research globally. Our mission is to accelerate the end of suffering for millions of people who suffer from vitiligo through research, support and education » » »more
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The Vitiligo BioBank is a non-profit collection of biological samples and detailed clinical data, designed to facilitate medical research into vitiligo. The core asset of our unique Vitiligo Biobank is a large collection of well-organized hair, blood, serum and DNA samples, integrated with comprehensive clinical records.more
Master-Class section updated 17.12.2014
Latest in vitiligo research 03.11.2014
Our free quarterly review of the latest in vitiligo research is now available for download. Fifty nine papers published between July 1 and September 30, 2014 were thoroughly reviewed, summarized and referenced in ten pages for your convenience. Start with Highlights or Download now.
Drug development news 29.10.2014
Australian company Clinuvel have announced that their treatment known as SCENESSE® (Afamelanotide 16mg) was approved as a treatment for the debilitating genetic disorder Erythropoietic Protoporphyria (EPP) in Europe. Despite not being currently approved as vitiligo treatment, this drug may also be the last treatment option for some vitiligo sufferers. Read more >>>
A remarkable disruptor, Chantelle is on stage at O2 Arena. 10.10.2014
"Remarkable Disruptors" is the theme of the inaugural TEDxTeen London that focuses the conversation on teens and their power to change the world. The motto of the conference is that "If you're good enough, you're old enough." There are literally thousands of ambitious teens striving to make their way in this super fast digital world and change it for good, but only few make it to TEDx Teen. Chantelle Brown-Young will be opening TEDx Teen talks with her incredible vitiligo story.
What is coming?
VITFriends Year end NYC Vitiligo meetup
At this last meeting for the year, we will be discussing all issues related to Vitiligo, especially the quality of life. Repigmentation and Depigmentation topics will ...20 December 2014 14:00, Brooklyn Public Library (Clinton H...
Association Française du Vitiligo Annual Meeting
We are pleased to announce the date of 2015 Association Française du Vitiligo Annual Meeting, which will take place on Saturday 14 March. For more details and registra...14 March 2015 12:00, 9th arrondissement of Paris, France
Scenesse for vitiligo treatment?
Scenesse was tried in clinical trials for vitiligo. Profs. Henry Lim, Mark Lebwohl and coauthors reported (PubMed) results of multicenter Phase I clinical trials of Af...
What tests should be done?
No tests are usually necessary to make the diagnosis. The white patches may be seen more easily under Wood's light examination.
Is it possible to stop the progression of vitiligo?
It is true that vitiligo progression could be stopped in 4 out of 5 cases by the use of potent systemic corticosteroids. However, systemic corticosteroids might ha...
Dermaroller® use for vitiligo therapy
A derma-roller is a medical device that looks like a cylindrical shaped drum studded with very fine needles and is produced under several different names. It is used i...