Sarcoidosis (pronounced SAR-COY-DOE-SIS) is an inflammatory disease characterized by the formation of granulomas—tiny clumps of inflammatory cells—in one or more organs of the body. Learn more here.
Signs and symptoms of sarcoidosis vary widely depending on the organs affected. While many people who have sarcoidosis have very few or no signs of the disease, others suffer debilitating effects that can interfere with daily life. Learn more here.
This resource is useful for patients and physicians alike, helping them understand the first, second, and third line treatments for sarcoidosis, including the off-label therapies that are often used in treating the disease. Learn more here.
Sarcoidosis can affect one organ, or multiple organs in the body.
The Foundation for Sarcoidosis’ Patient Navigator Program
This program provides one-on-one support for those newly diagnosed with sarcoidosis, in the diagnosis process, experiencing their first flare, and/or new organ manifestation. Learn more.
FSR’s YouTube Wellness Video Series
This video series focuses on Mindfulness and Meditation, which can support decreasing stress, lung health, as well as sleep health, which can influence chronic fatigue. Watch here.
Inspire Online Support Group
FSR has an online support group on Inspire, a health and wellness-focused online community. Patients and caregivers can anonymously post questions, concerns, and thoughts in the support group, and others can comment with help, support, and stories of their own. Learn more.
FSR’s Educational Videos
Our videos host national experts in sarcoidosis who cover a wide range of topics on managing and treating sarcoidosis. Watch now.
FSR's Emotional and Mental Wellness Series
This series features video sessions facilitated by clinical mental health professionals on topics important to our sarcoidosis community, including stress, therapy, and pain management. Watch now.
Sarc Fighter Podcast
Sarcoidosis warrior and FSR advocate John Carlin hosts this podcast focused on all the big topics that affect sarcoidosis patients and their loved ones, from the basics of the disease, lifestyle changes, treatment options, research progress, and more. Learn more.
Check out more educational and informative sarcoidosis videos on our YouTube Channel. Learn more.
African American women bear the greatest burden when compared to all other groups impacted by sarcoidosis.
They experience higher hospitalization and mortality rates and are more severely impacted by the disease with more organ involvement and severe symptoms than Caucasians and African American men.
The Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research (FSR) launched the Ignore No More: African American Women & Sarcoidosis (AAWS) Campaign to address these disparities by engaging our sarcoidosis community – patients and providers – to better understand how sarcoidosis impacts African American women. Learn more.
Share your experiences living with sarcoidosis, drive important research, and receive clinical trial updates.
Physicians’ Treatment Protocol
FSR’s Scientific Advisory Board developed a treatment protocol that can offer expert information to physicians to help guide their diagnosis and treatment decisions. Learn more.
Understanding Clinical Trials and Eligibility Criteria.
Clinical Trial on Pulmonary Sarcoidosis
Equitable Access to Clinical Trials:
Find a Clinical Trial.
Search this directory of clinical trials for sarcoidosis. Learn more.
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FSR's Research Library
This library contains links to the research publications that have been funded through various FSR Grants. Learn more.
Diversity White Paper
Read FSR's white paper on Addressing Disparities and Diversity in Care of Patients Living with Sarcoidosis to Improve Diagnosis, Treatment, and Outcome.
Project Implicit at Harvard University has an implicit association assessment (IAT) to measure implicit bias.