WHO WE ARE?
Firmly committed to curing vitiligo pigment disorder, the VR Foundation is a non-profit organization funding and fast-tracking medical research globally. Our mission is to develop effective treatments for millions of people around the world who suffer from vitiligo.
WHY WE DO THIS?
The creation of the non-profit VR Foundation was inspired by an active teen-age girl who was diagnosed with vitiligo at an early age. We believe in challenging the status quo of current vitiligo state of affairs. We are convinced that with the right approach we can find the cure for this girl and the millions of other people affected by this debilitating skin disease.
HOW WE DO THIS?
The way we are challenging the status quo is by giving broad cross-discipline and cross-border support to the vitiligo community. And, by putting our own skin in the game, we believe we can do it better than anyone else. Continue reading OUR STORY »
VR Foundation operates as a disease-specific non-profit organization, with a small internal staff managing academic research, clinical and outreach programs. As part of an emerging trend, we are bypassing traditional mass-market and orphan drug development modes to expedite product development. Learn more »
VR Foundation has assembled a strong team of leading research scientists, doctors, pharma and technology development professionals, and provided them with an infrastructure enabling the team to identify, understand and validate promising solutions quickly.
Meet Our Team »
Our initial focus has been on developing the next generation treatment for vitiligo. See what we have accomplished with your support: Results to date »
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What causes vitiligo?
It remains unclear what causes damage to melanocytes and their subsequent total inactivation and/or disappearance in vitiligo skin. There are several theories; the mos...
I have vitiligo: will my children have vitiligo, too?
Although most cases of vitiligo are sporadic, familial clustering is not uncommon, and up to 20% of patients report on the affected relatives. In whites, the lifetime ...
Is it possible to stop the progression of vitiligo?
Vitiligo is progressive in 73% of cases and regressive in 1.3%. We usually explain to the patients that progression depends on the modality of the disease spreading: l...
How can I treat vitiligo?
Choosing a treatment for vitiligo can be difficult, sometimes overwhelming. In general, first-line therapy should be safe, effective, minimally invasive, and cost effi...