The Butterfly AVM Charity is proud to highlight the brilliant work done by the Research Team that we are funding at The Royal Free and the University College London. Their research focuses on AVM angiogenesis. This is a normal process in the body’s replacement of damaged tissue, but it can also occur under abnormal mutational conditions and leads to AVM growth and recurrence after treatment. This is demoralizing for both the patient who often has to undergo recurring potentially dangerous treatments and the surgeon or interventional radiologist who have to repeat treatments after regrowth and expansion. The goal of this research is to understand the process required for this revascularisation to occur and to identify biomarkers and screen drugs that can potentially stop and reverse this growth. This research could not have been done without the amazing fundraisers. Thank you x Together we can make a change.
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