Programs & Initiatives
The LAM Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM). LAM is a rare lung disease that usually strikes women during the prime of their lives. Known as LAM for short, this disease is characterized by an abnormal growth of smooth muscle cells, especially in the lungs, lymphatic system and kidneys. Unregulated growth of these cells can lead to loss of lung function, accumulation of lymph rich-fluid in the chest and abdomen and growth of tumors in the kidneys.
The LAM Tissue Collection Program is a collaborative initiative of the LAM Foundation and the National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI). We are collecting surgical tissue samples and detailed information from LAM patients to aid in accelerating research efforts related to this disease.
For more information on NDRI's LAM Program CLICK HERE.