It is our mission to inform, support, and mobilize those affected by cerebral cavernous angioma (CCM) and drive research for better treatments and a cure.
Angioma Alliance is a patient-directed advocacy organization for those affected by cerebral cavernous angiomas. Cerebral cavernous angiomas are relatively common tumor-like blood vessels in the brain and spinal cord that can hemorrhage and cause stroke-like deficits, seizure, and even death at any age. About 25% of those affected are diagnosed as children. Brain or spinal surgery is the only current treatment for the condition.
Our organization was founded in 2002 to achieve four goals:
Goal 1: Inform/Support: To use all available means to disseminate information about cerebral cavernous angiomas to those affected and their families, as well as establish a caring community to provide support.
Goal 2: Research: To advocate, facilitate and participate in cerebral cavernous angioma research in the pursuit of a complete understanding of the disease and, ultimately, a cure. Goal 3: Physician Education: To ensure that all appropriate physicians are aware of cerebral cavernous angiomas and have ready access to the latest inform
Goal 4: Public Awareness: To heighten public awareness of cerebral cavernous angiomas to increase understanding, acceptance and funding for research and services.