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Don’t forget Dupuytren on Giving Tuesday!

The Dupuytren Research Group’s work is supported entirely by your charitable gifts. Thanks to you, our blood test pilot study has completed blood sample collection, and analysis is underway. This is the first step toward a large research study to develop a Dupuytren blood test. We’ve made it this far because of the Dupuytren community’s […]

Happy Thanksgiving from the DRG

We’re thankful this year for Friends and Family Patience and Persistence Science and Technology Compassion and Generosity joining forces to find a cure for Dupuytren disease. We’re thankful for you. Happy Thanksgiving from the Dupuytren Research Group!

Petition the NIH to Fund Dupuytren Research

If you are affected by Dupuytren disease, you know Dupuytren isn’t going away by itself. We must work together for a future without Dupuytren disease. Right now, there is no US federal Dupuytren-specific research funding. Help change this now! Sign this petition to tell the National Institutes of Health Dupuytren Research Funding Matters! https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/we-support-the-need-for-dupuytren-disease-research

Happy Mother’s Day – Dupuytren Research Group

Happy 2021 Mother’s Day from the Dupuytren Research Group! We send our best wishes to celebrate all mothers every day, and especially this day. Charles Eaton MD for the Dupuytren Research Group.  

Happy Thanksgiving from The Dupuytren Research Group

Thanksgiving is the US version of Harvest Festivals celebrated around this time each year around the world. This Thanksgiving is very different for many of us, but still, a reminder that there are always reasons for gratitude. I am very grateful for the engagement, encouragement, and support from the global Dupuytren community in these strange […]

We Need Controls!

Commander Mark Kelly and Italian astronaut Roberto Vittori sit on Endeavour's flight deck during what was the Nasa vessel's final mission (c) NASA

We need controls! No, not cockpit controls or videogame controls, and no, we’re not out of control. We need control participants for the Dupuytren Biomarker Discovery Pilot Study. Our goal is to make progress toward a Dupuytren cure as quickly as possible. We’re pushing forward with the Dupuytren Biomarker Discovery Pilot Study. Because of COVID-19, […]

2020 IDDB Progress and Findings

2020 IDDB Progress and Findings The International Dupuytren Data Bank is now in its fifth year with 4465 enrollees from 48 countries.¬†There’s now enough data to begin looking for trends and new insights. We’ve begun collecting blood samples from select enrollees for the Dupuytren Blood Biomarker Pilot Study. Blood sample collection is on hold until […]

Dupuytren, Handwashing, COVID-19

Dupuytren, Handwashing, and COVID-19 Dupuytren contracture can make simple things difficult – like washing, rinsing, and drying all the skin of hands and fingers. COVID-19 raises the stakes on the need for frequent and effective handwashing. Dupuytren-related skin dimples, fingers which can’t be separated, and areas where skin folds on itself – all are difficult […]