National Psoriasis Foundation

NPF In Your Area: Northern California Division

Psoriasis can be painful, disabling, uncomfortable and embarrassing. Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis impact the lives of approximately 351,000 people in Northern California have psoriasis and up to 115,000 have psoriatic arthritis. For these Californians and everyone else across the U.S. struggling with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis, we must find a cure. The priority of the National Psoriasis Foundation Northern California Division is to improve the quality of life for our patients while increasing research to find a cure. If you or someone you love is affected by psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis, join us to stop these devastating diseases.

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More Than Skin Deep - Triggers, Treatments, and You

April 25, 2015 | Holiday Garden Inn | 2800 Bridgepoinet Way, San Mateo

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Commit to Cure Gala Honoring Dr. John Koo

July 25, 2015 | Westin St. Francis | San Francisco

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Local Research

Research Study for Children and Adolescents with Psoriasis Aged 18 and Under

The study goal is to learn what parts of the immune system are involved in pediatric psoriasis on a microscopic level. Once we understand what these molecules are, medicines can be made to fight them. We have learned a lot about adult psoriasis in this way, and this is the first study looking specifically at children's psoriasis. The study involves a skin biopsy of a patch of psoriasis. Please call Dr. Kelly M. Cordoro, Pediatric Dermatologist at UCSF, at 415-353-7823 for more information. Download the flyer »

Study in Adults 18 Years or Older with Moderate Plaque Psoriasis

Millions of people suffer with Plaque Psoriasis. Have you tried different types of remedies and found none to be helpful? If yes, you may be eligible to participate in a clinical research study to test the effectiveness of an investigational medication for Psoriasis. Qualified participants may also be compensated for time and travel.
For details, please call The Center For Dermatology Clinical Research in Fremont at 510-797-0140, ext. 6

Be a Volunteer

Interested in getting involved with the National Psoriasis Foundation? We could use your help as we work on local projects to increase psoriasis awareness, support patients and their caregivers, and ensure continued progress towards a cure.

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Make a Donation

Support the Northern California Division with a donation. Your generosity will help us improve the lives of the thousands of Californians living with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis.

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Contact Us

Sonia Kalil

Sr. Community Development Manager
Northern California Division
800-723-9166, ext. 554
norcal@psoriasis.org