Scientists across the world are dedicated to researching BHD. They aim to understand BHD so that we can improve care, discover new treatments, and even find a cure.
On this page, we share some of the research we are funding into BHD. It includes interviews with our scientists and regular updates on their progress.
If you are a researcher and interested in research into BHD, visit our researcher page.
We are funding a study that aims to find out how common BHD is in the UK. Project lead, Professor Stefan Marciniak, hopes that the results of this study will raise awareness of BHD.
We are funding a project that aims to further understand the risks of cancer in BHD and to raise awareness of BHD among other doctors.
We have around 20 000 genes and most of them are found in two copies. In BHD, one of the copies of the FLCN gene does not work properly. Dr Fulya Taylan is investigating if there is a new disease where both copies of the FLCN do not work.
Our understanding as to why skin bumps called “trichodiscoma” and “fibrofolliculoma” develop in BHD and what makes them grow is incomplete. We are funding a project that plans to address these questions.
BHD is caused by a mutation in the FLCN gene. We are funding a project that aims to explain how FLCN deficiency leads to Kidney Cancer.