The Genetic Basis of Primary Lymphoedema in Humans

Produced by: Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN). Published on Jun 20, 2017

This easy to listen to, excellent video by Professor Peter Mortimer explores what is lymphoedema, genetic predisposition, the genetic pathways for lymphoedema and a very useful algorithm for primary lymphoedema.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Professor Peter Mortimer trained in Dermatology in Sheffield and Oxford. He was appointed ‘Physician to the Skin Department’ at St George’s and consultant skin physician to the Royal Marsden Hospital since 1986 and has been Professor of Dermatological Medicine to the University of London since 2000. Interest in lymphatics began in Oxford where he undertook his thesis on ‘the measurement of skin lymph flow’. Current research is focused on breast cancer related lymphoedema, the genetic basis of primary lymphoedema and lipoedema as well as melanoma spread by lymphatics. He has over 240 publications cited on PubMed. He has been Chief Investigator on research programme grants from The Wellcome Trust, British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research UK. His clinical practice deals almost entirely with chronic oedema, lymphoedema, lymphatic malformations, lymph-related disorders and lipoedema. He is a founder of both the Lymphoedema Support Network and British Lymphology Society and appointed the first Clinical Training