Support BIA ALCL Early Detection Research
Background And Reasons For This Petition
Allergan has offered Dr. Kadin a research grant to study how to detect BIA ALCL earlier and possibly at a pre-malignant stage. As you know, women at risk for BIA ALCL must currently choose either invasive surgery to try to reduce their risk or wait until testable symptoms develop. If women wait until testable symptoms develop, the disease may have already advanced to an incurable stage and/or to a stage requiring chemotherapy. This is a devastating dilemma for over 600,000 women in the United States and millions globally. If Dr. Kadin accepts Allergan’s research grant, he may be able to develop approaches to early diagnosis and prevent women with textured breast implants from living in fear or from undergoing a risky surgery for which presently there is no evidence that it will significantly reduce the risk of developing the disease.
Action Petitioned For
We, the undersigned women with textured implants, urge Roger Williams Medical Center to allow Dr. Kadin to accept Allergan’s research grant.