As a result of research, the life expectancy and quality of life for patients with WM has changed dramatically over the last 30 years. Today many WM patients are living with this disease for more than 25 years. It is not long ago the life expectancy was seven years from diagnosis. Research is making a difference.
The WMFC has supported research from its inception and to date, we have committed to granting over $1.2 Million in research funds.
The research projects are presented to the WMFC Board and a decision on supporting a project or projects is made after hearing the advice from the IWMF Scientific Committee.
Listed below are the research grants that the WMFC has undertaken that are currently active or total committed: