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CureGN Observational Study
at Columbia University

CureGN is an NIH-sponsored observational study on glomerular diseases which will include 600 patients with membranous nephropathy. The goals of this study are to advance the science behind our understanding of these diseases We hope to answer some of the most common questions patients have for their nephrologists:

• What is this disease?
• Why do I have this disease?
• What will happen to me?
• What effective treatments can you offer me?

Patients with recently diagnosed membranous nephropathy (a biopsy within the past 5 years) are eligible to participate in this important study. They will be asked to come to a study center once or twice a year, contribute blood and urine specimens for banking in a national biorepository, and answer questionnaires about their disease course.

Participation does not affect the way patients are treated, and there are no experimental treatments involved. Patients will meet with a study coordinator and study physician at these visits. To defray the costs of transportation, patients will be given $25 at each visit.

Interested patients should directly contact:
• Maddalena Marasa mm4440@cumc.columbia.edu or
• Michael DiVecchia md3292@cumc.columbia.edu

These are the lead study coordinators at Columbia University Medical Center.

Andrew Bomback, MD, MPH
Columbia University
Medical Center Division of Nephrology
622 West 168th Street, PH 4-124
New York, NY 10032
212-305-0320 (phone)
212-342-1814 (fax)