Tuberous sclerosis is a rare, multi-system genetic disease that causes benign tumors to grow in the brain and other vital organs like kidneys, heart, eyes, lungs, and skin.
Prevalance of Tuberous sclerosis is reported to be less than 1 in 10,000 of population. Tuberous sclerosis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD)
For tumors in the brain, surgery is sometimes used to permanently remove tumors that are relatively few in number and easily accessible by the surgeon.
Current research in TSC includes: Identification of the TSC genes, DNA testing for TSC, Discovering the natural history of TSC, Understanding what goes wrong in TSC cells, Clinical trials of mTOR inhibitors etc..