The Rasch Foundation supports health and medical research directed at childhood eczema (and other allergic reactions) and fibromyalgia. In our view, both of these chronic conditions can have a debilitating effect on those who suffer from them, yet both receive relatively little attention in the medical research community. The Foundation also supports research into blood cancers, particularly Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Lymphomas do not generally attract the support and research dollars as some “higher profile” cancers and so the Foundation hopes to impact this area of research.
The Foundation utilizes a systematic approach to determining how and where to direct its investments in medical research funding. Our goal is to raise both the level of awareness as well as the levels of funding directed at finding triggers, treatments, and cures. In each case we start with an epidemiologic environmental scan to gain an understanding of the current state of medical knowledge and to identify potential areas where directed research will have the greatest potential impact. We then use the results of the scan to focus on those research areas and approaches where our investment can have maximum impact. We also talk to both leading researchers in a given area of study, as well as “out-of-the-box” thinkers whose ideas may result in a fresh approach to tackling the problems.
Latest Health & Medical Reports
A comprehensive look at the ‘state of affairs’ of eczema with a particular focus on childhood eczema from an epidemiological, clinical, research and resource perspective. Provides significant information required to address key gaps that exist in the response to addressing the issue of childhood eczema. Eczema is a common skin disease characteristic of an inflammatory process whereby the individual suffers from redness, rashes, irritation and itching of the skin.
A report on the ‘state of affairs’ of chronic pain with an in-depth focus on fibromyalgia from an epidemiological, clinical, research and resource perspective. Fibromyalgia is a poorly-understood chronic pain syndrome, characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, nonrestorative sleep, fatigue and psychological distress with specific regions of localized tenderness. This syndrome is considered one of several ‘central’ pain syndromes that are common in the general population.
A broad look at the ‘state of affairs’ of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma with an emphasis on the epidemiology, clinical characteristics and various treatments including: conventional, complementary and alternative therapies. The report is designed for all audiences by the Rasch Foundation team to encourage better understanding of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma across a variety of areas and specifically for information for use surrounding future activities of the Rasch Foundation in the area of Hodgkin’s lymphoma (HL).