Welcome to the Poland Syndrome Community Register Page.

The Poland Syndrome Community Register has been in the making for ten years. It is based on a tried and tested model adopted by the Italian Poland Syndrome Association to generate scientific activity into Poland Syndrome.

This register is how we are going to finally get all our voices heard and improve the diagnosis and treatment for Poland Syndrome.

In signing up to this register and completing the surveys you are part of the creation and ongoing development of a Poland Syndrome specific international data resource which benefits the Poland Syndrome Community by:

 

  1. Increasing understanding of Poland Syndrome
  2. Encouraging an efficient and timely diagnosis
  3. Enabling progress in research and clinical trials
  4. Facilitate the development of treatment for Poland Syndrome

Hear from Nan, Becca, Kim, Richard, Lewis, Gift, Gene, Stuart, Manuel, Lily, Sydney, Rupinder, Trudie and Ericka, as they share their experiences of living with Poland Syndrome and why they think the Poland Syndrome Community Register is important. 

Questions and Answers about the Poland Syndrome Community Register

Q1. What is the Register?
The Poland Syndrome Community Register is a secure place to store detailed information about people with a specific disease, condition, or syndrome. For the Poland Syndrome Community register we will be collecting and storing data about Poland Syndrome and related conditions.
Q2. Why are Registers needed in clinical research?
Benefits of a Register include a better understanding of long-term health trends and the detailed characterisation of the Poland Syndrome population. The data collected in the Register is of high quality and organised is a way to help researchers, healthcare professionals and pharmaceutical companies better understand the impact the condition has on people, so that the treatments can be more targeted. Thus, the Register plays an important role assisting the community with better understanding of the cause and effect of Poland Syndrome; the discovery of new treatments as well as with the improvement of existing treatments modalities for the Poland Syndrome population.
Q3. Who can participate in this Register?

Anyone with a physician-confirmed diagnosis of Poland Syndrome or parents/caregivers of someone with a physician confirmed diagnosis of Poland Syndrome.

Q4. Why is there a question about genetic variances when Poland Syndrome is not understood to be a genetic condition?
A 2011 study of families that have more than one person with PS, and that have a PS patient and one or more other family member with a PS-like condition, found these genetic differences were shared between those people in 3 families. 
 
Not enough information is known yet to understand if or how these genetic differences affect PS and PS-like conditions being passed down in families. 
 
A PS-like condition is a symptom that is often seen in PS patients, such as scoliosis, or hand differences, but where that person has no pectoral muscle differences.