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Interstitial Cystitis | Overview


This site is intended to provide information for families, physicians, genetic counselors, and researchers who are interested in learning more about our research on the genetics of Interstitial Cystitis (IC), also known as Painful Bladder Syndrome. 

Through this study we are hoping to understand the molecular genetics and pathophysiology of IC, and to use this information to develop improved diagnostic and therapeutic methods.

Our research team is part of the Harvard Program in Urology. We are located in the Enders Research Building of Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School at 320 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115. This study is Harvard Program in Urology multidisciplinary project and is based at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.