Currently, the "State of the Field" research with Alpha1 Antitrypsin is based on a "Cure." Phenomenal work is being done in this area. Great strides are being made for Alphas with improperly unfolding alpha1 antitrypsin coming out of the liver. This is very helpful to 25% of Alpha's who suffer from this and must worry about liver cancer developing.
Our research at the Mark Egly Foundation has and will continue to see how we can prevent conditions from ever manifesting with proper amounts of Alpha1 Antitrypsin circulating in everyone's body! We have found that alpha1 antitrypsin is extremely useful in other ways that were not associated with Alpha1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, and our research will attack this cause aggressively!
At the Mark Egly Foundation, we will continue to pursue cures, advancements in treatments, and advancements in identifying preventable health conditions from manifesting, including the metastasizing of tumors and cancer!