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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 over the last ten years.

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.