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 in a loss of ...MORE
WORLD VITILIGO DAY
Conceived by patients for patients, the World Vitiligo Day is a truly global event that aims to increas...MORE
The VRF is harnessing the power of research, education, mass-collaboration and modern communication to ...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
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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
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.
Heads-up for the VRF Newsletter, September 2014 15.09.2014
Vitiligo stats: a tidal wave 15.09.2014
Nichola Wong from UK has shared with us the recent stats of the number of search requests for "vitiligo" on Google from August 2012 through July 2014. Year-toYear, we see a steady rise of interest towards vitiligo, with an average of 368,000 monthly searches coming from the US (28%), Brazil (7.6%), UK (5.8%), France (4.8%), Mexico (4.2%), and the rest of the world (49.1%)
What is coming?
ED'S NYC Marathon Run & Fundraising
In 2014, every single TCS New York City marathoner and supporter unite to contribute towards the goal of raising funds for charities. Ed Lee will be running his first ...02 November 2014 12:00, New York, NY
Facemotions Portraits and Roundtable on Vitiligo in Montreal
Take part in a photo shoot with Stephanie Corne, an incredible artist from NYC and vitiligo activist, to be included in the Facemotions portrait Gallery of Vitiligo. P...14 November 2014 15:00, MAI 3680 Rue Jeanne-Mance Montrea...
Is there a special diet for vitiligo?
There is no medical evidence of any link between diet and vitiligo. Therefore no dietary changes are recommended. A scientific paper published in 2003 showed promising...
What is vitiligo?
Vitiligo (pronounced vit-ill-EYE-go) is a relatively common skin disease characterized by smooth, white, painless spots or patches on various parts of the body. It doe...
Will it spread?
The condition varies from person to person. Some people only get a few small, white patches that progress no further. Other people get bigger white patches that join u...
Are there any famous people with vitiligo?
Many celebrities have dealt with vitiligo while remaining in the public eye, maintaining a positive outlook, and having a successful career. Here are a few courageous ...