Video VHLA Research brings hope for a cure The VHL Alliance is constantly striving to increase the level of VHL research. Once considered only “an obscure medical curiosity”, in reality, VHL is becoming one of the most important diseases in the study of cancer. Latest Research Understanding and finding a cure for VHL helps us find a cure for cancer since the same gene is involved in many types of cancer. The VHLA's collaborations can help you keep abreast of the latest research. Call for Research Applications The VHL Alliance is pleased to announce a call for applications for research grant support on topics relevant to von Hippel-Lindau disease. Projects should further the understanding of VHL disease and may address VHL cell and molecular biology, the development and/or application of VHL-relevant animal models, or the diagnosis and treatment of VHL patients. Patient Natural History Study VHLA partnered with the National Organization for Rare Diseases (NORD) to develop the Natural History Patient Study (also known as the Cancer is in Our Genes International Patient Database – CGIP) to help researchers better understand VHL and other forms of cancer, with the goal of finding better treatments, and ultimately, a cure.