Lymphatic Research

The Lymphatic Research Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for profit organization whose mission is to ad­vance re­search of the lymphatic system and to find the cause of and cure for lymphatic dis­eases, lymphedema, and related disorders.

The lymphatic system is vital to the health of every individual. Scientific investigation of the lym­phatic system will pro­vide preventive and therapeutic benefits for a broad array of diseases. As an integral part of the immune system, it is both critical to the body's surveillance against cancer, and it can provide pathways for cancer to metastasize.

Unraveling the mysteries of the lymph­atic system is vital to understanding many other disease processes. It plays a role in inflammatory and auto-immune disorders such as arthritis and systemic lupus, and is key to understanding the spread of AIDS and many infections. The Lymphatic Research Foundation fosters and supports research to discover the links between lymph­atic function, diseases, and levels of wellness.

LRF's immediate goals are to increase public and private funding for lymphatic research and to increase public awareness.

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