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
What is Vitiligo?
Vitiligo is a long-term condition that causes pale, white patches to develop on the skin that cover the whole body. Vitiligo affects one in every hundred people and can strike anyone at any time, often leading to depression and isolation, especially amongst children. We need your help in finding a cure for this debilitating and distressing disease and to support the millions of vitiligo sufferers across ...more
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Vitiligo Quality of Life Study Announcement 19.04.2018
A short-term online survey is set to begin on April 30, 2018. This massive study is designed to compare Quality of Life measure of patients with vitiligo in different countries within the same month. This could potentially relate to the burden of the disease in various regions.It involves individual patients and support groups, academic institutions, and small-to-medium sized clinics. Details
Our Telegram Channel "Vitiligo" Is Live Now 15.03.2018
Today, we are introducing our own Vitiligo Telegram Channel. It will enable you to receive the latest news directly to your smartphone via your Telegram Messaging app. The channel is accessible across all Telegram platforms like Android or iOS, and also on desktop versions for MAC or PC.
Telegram is a wildly popular, simple instant messaging app that is fast and secure on all your connected devices. It also has tons of subscription channels that send news and updates straight to your mobile phone.
All you need to do is navigate to the following web link below. You'll be prompted to open your Telegram app, and then click Join. That's it!
New Phototherapy Devices for Home and Clinic Use 26.02.2018
If you’ve been our reader for any length of time, you’ve heard me talk about home-based phototherapy many times, and for good reason. It’s the best option available for most vitiligo patients, alone or in combination with topical treatments. A number of new devices for clinic- and home-based phototherapy were presented at the annual AAD congress and expo held in San Diego earlier this month.
#1! Vitiligo Finally Tops Amazon Dermatology Section 06.02.2018
This sends yet another message to Big Pharma that vitiligo has a strong, well organized community of patients looking for effective treatments. And it will soon be joining forces with another group - the Vitiligo Working Group - at the annual AAD meeting in San Diego.
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What is coming?
The Step Up for Vitiligo Gala
Dallas-Fort Worth Vitiligo Support Group is organizing 'The Step Up for Vitiligo Gala' which will take place on April 28th in Austin, Texas at UT-Austin. Dr. Ammar Ah...28 April 2018 12:00, Austin, Texas at UT-Austin
11th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD
The 11th session Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) will take place at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, from 12 to 14 June 2018. Mo...12 June 2018 09:00, UN Plaza, New York
Can chemicals cause vitiligo?
It’s important to remember there are multiple factors involved in vitiligo onset, including genetic predisposition, living and working environments, and exposure to ce...
How can I cure vitiligo?
There is no cure for vitiligo, but there are a number of effective treatment options that can be discussed with your GP or dermatologist. The aim of treatment is to st...
What's better: laser or phototherapy?
In a recent study researchers assessed effect and safety of different laser and phototherapy treatments, such as excimer laser/light, narrowband UVB, UVA and PUVA. No...
VITILIGO: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT AND PROPHYLAXIS
This book is a practical, step-by-step guide for general practitioners. It contains a collection of protocols and tips regarding how to diagnose, treat and follow-up with vitiligo patients. Each of ten chapters features the experiences and opinions of vitiligo specialists from across the world – scientists, doctors and academics with vast experience and knowledge, who are all recognized as leaders in their field.
379 pages with color illustrations, charts and tables.
A NO-NONSENSE GUIDE TO VITILIGO
In this book, Yan Valle – author, spokesperson and CEO of Vitiligo Research Foundation – cuts through the myths and misinformation that surround vitiligo to tell you what you really need to know. A thoroughly researched, easy-to-read and jargon-free guide to vitiligo – this is essential reading for vitiligo patients, or anyone interested in the condition.