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Here we will let you know about the latest BHD research, events, and opportunities to get involved with our work.
People with BHD are at risk of developing kidney cancer. To develop new drugs to treat BHD kidney cancer, we need to understand how FLCN (the specific gene mutated in BHD) affects the kidneys.
In this blog, we look at two cases of BHD. One focuses on colon cancer and the other on being diagnosed with both congenital contractural arachnodactyly (CCA) and BHD.
We were delighted to award Mindy Wang a travel grant to present her work at the ASCO GU Cancer Symposium earlier this year. Mindy shared her experience at the conference and explained her work in the blog below.
Earlier this year in Febuary, we highlighted some of the recent BHD case reports.
In this blog, we take a closer look at the various features of BHD and discuss how common they are.
To better understand BHD, we highlight some of the recent case reports of BHD. A case report is a detailed account of (normally) a single person’s diagnosis and treatment journey. In this blog, we present four cases. These cases
Kidney cancer occurs in up to 1 in 3 people with Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome (BHD). Normally, any kidney tumours are surgically removed if they reach 3 cm in size. However, surgery may not always be the best option.
People with Smith-Magenis syndrome may be missing a FLCN gene and therefore may be at risk of the features seen in BHD. A recent study looked for features of BHD in people Smith-Magenis syndrome.
A recent study described an individual who was initially diagnosed with BHD. However, no FLCN mutation was found.
Every few months we highlight some of the recent Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome (BHD) case reports. A case report is a detailed account of (normally) a single person’s diagnosis and treatment journey. In this blog we look at two cases of cancer in BHD patients.
Every few months we highlight some of the recent case reports of Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome (BHD). A case report is a detailed account of (normally) a single person's diagnosis and treatment journey. In this blog, we present 3 cases of BHD and cancer.
In people with BHD, smoking is not thought to impact lung cyst formation or lung function. However, it is not clear whether smoking and COPD affect FLCN function, the gene that is mutated in BHD.