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Welcome to CLOVES Syndrome Community
The vision of CLOVES Syndrome Community is an improved quality of life for those living with CLOVES syndrome. Our mission is to support, educate, empower and improve the lives of those affected by CLOVES syndrome.
CLOVES Syndrome Community does this by cultivating a thriving patient community, convening medical and family conferences, publishing books for children, funding medical research and assisting families with long term medical costs. We also bring families together for Betsy’s Camp, an annual opportunity for community, fun and relaxation. CLOVES Syndrome Community is part of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s Rare As One Network— a group of 30 patient-led organizations that are driving progress in the fight against rare diseases. We’re proud to be creating a patient-led research network to accelerate research and find treatment options for people with CLOVES and PIK3CA Related Conditions.
WHAT IS CLOVES SYNDROME?
CLOVES Syndrome stands for Congenital, Lipomatous, Overgrowth, Vascular Malformations, Epidermal Nevi and Spinal/Skeletal Anomalies and/or Scoliosis and was identified simultaneously and independently by Saap et al. and Alomari. CLOVES is caused by a somatic genetic mutation in a gene called PIK3CA that increases the activity of the gene. CLOVES belongs to a category of diseases known as PIK3CA-related overgrowth spectrum or PROS.
LATEST NEWS & UPDATES
- Changes in leadership at CLOVES Syndrome CommunityCLOVES SYNDROME COMMUNITY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR KRISTEN DAVIS TO STEP DOWN NEXT YEAR KENNEBUNK, ME — (May 16, 2023) – The Board of Directors of CLOVES Syndrome Community today
- We’re proud to help fund the first Zebrafish models of CLOVESWe’re pleased to announce a $100,000 research donation to the University of Edinburgh – Patton Lab – to develop zebrafish models of CLOVES. Dr. Hannah Brunsdon
- First publication from the VACOM Research StudySince 2021, CLOVES Syndrome Community has supported the work of Dr. Bryan Sisk, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at Bioethics Research Center with conducting a
- Thank you to PrimeLendingSmashing into Spring! Thank you to our friends at PrimeLending, who chose CLOVES Syndrome Community as the beneficiary for their 1st Annual Smash Event at the Riot
- Our 2022 Research Grant Recipient is Dr. Wen Yi AwThe Scientific and Medical Advisory Board and Board of Directors of CLOVES Syndrome Community are pleased to award Dr. Wen Yih Aw of The University of North
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We have a rapidly growing community of people with CLOVES and a network of supporters who want to learn more. One of the most powerful ways to spread awareness is by sharing your story.
Awareness leads to action and to understanding more about the disease and the unique needs of our community. Thank you for sharing your story with us!
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