HCRF has funded Dr Komal Vora’s study into Prader-Willi Syndrome – a complex genetic disorder that affects development and growth of the child, manifesting as cognitive disability, obesity, short stature and a chronic feeling of hunger.

Dr Vora’s team aims to develop a minimally-invasive diagnostic test to aid with clinical diagnosis and treatment strategy for secondary hypothyroidism in children with the syndrome. The study may help improve personalised treatment of the condition, and may be applicable to children with secondary hypothyroidism due to other medical conditions – for example, after therapy for childhood cancer.  


Dr Komal Vora, A/Professor Patricia Crock, Dr Vicki Maltby

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