• #S4RMonth activity: The role of genetics in the diagnosis of rare diseases

    In Share4Rare we will celebrate throughout February an initiative within the framework of the activities that will take place globally as part of Rare Disease Day: #S4RMonth. Each week of February
  • Wednesday is Share4Rare User Day

    In 2020 hundreds of people from 50 countries were connected in the Share4Rare community. The pandemic has forced us to include technology in our day to day life and you may have some doubts about the
  • The bright side of 2020: what we have done and achieved in Share4Rare

    The New Year began with the launch of a research project aimed at studying the long-term adverse effects of paediatric acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, which was added to the pilot projects opened in
  • Report - 1st day of the International Congress on the Effects of COVID-19 in People with Rare Diseases

    The opening of the congress was led by Patricia García, medical director of the Garrahan Hospital, a reference centre for rare diseases in Argentina. García explained the challenge that COVID-19
  • Duchenne Patient Academy 2020: a leading worldwide patient advocacy event on neuromuscular conditions

    Duchenne Patient Academy works in partnership with leading DMD patient organisations to set a strong patient advocacy base for patient organisations and the Duchenne and Becker community at large. We
  • Interview to Daniela Robles-Espinoza, researcher and expert in acral melanoma

    Dr. Daniela Robles-Espinoza, from International Laboratory for Human Genome Research (LIIGH) on the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), is an expert in acral melanoma, a very rare form of
  • New webinar — Patient advocates fostering research in oncology: the Share4Rare experience

    One of the pillars of Share4Rare is to enhance collaborative research. For that purpose, at the end of 2019 the platform started piloting four research projects concerning several groups of rare
  • Virtual coffee with patient organisations and Share4Rare: 'Advancing a Patient-Centric Research Agenda'

    Research is at the heart of solutions for all patients. However, it is not always conducted with the patient in mind. Patient organisations are increasingly invited to submit evidence to healthcare
  • Why is understanding the natural history of a disease so important?

    We are currently in the middle of a global pandemic caused by the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes a disease (COVID-19) that was completely unknown a few months ago, even to the medical and
  • Share4Rare Webinar: ‘FAIRness of Data in Rare Diseases’

    Rare disease patients tend to be more in favour of sharing health related data than the general population. A recent study from EURORDIS’ Rare Barometer survey shows that 97% of rare disease patients
  • How online education can help children with rare diseases

    The number of European Union citizens living with rare diseases is estimated to be around 30 million, according to Eurordis Rare Diseases Europe. In fact, 1 in 17 people will be affected by a rare
  • Receiving a cancer diagnosis is always bad. But receiving a rare cancer diagnosis adds to the challenge.

    Ocular melanoma is a rare form of melanoma and starts in the pigment-producing cells of the eye. About 6 out of a million people will be diagnosed with ocular melanoma every year, the large majority