Children's Tumor
Foundation Research
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New England Journal
of Medicine

Our vision is to end NF

The Children's Tumor Foundation's mission is to drive research, expand knowledge, and advance care for the NF community.

  

Research for a cure

Since its formation, the Children’s Tumor Foundation has been crucial to the development of solid scientific data about the genetic disorder neurofibromatosis (NF). Thanks to the generosity of our donors and supporters, we are breaking through barriers and forging the pathway that will lead to a cure.

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Latest News

Registration for the 2017 NF Conference is now open

Feb 17, 2017, Posted in NF Conference, Science

Join us June 10-13, 2017 in Washington, DC for the annual NF Conference, a global event attracting more than 300 participants worldwide across a wide range of scientific disciplines, from research and clinical backgrounds, all focused on improving outcomes for patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) and schwannomatosis.

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Call for Applications for the class of 2017 Francis S. Collins Scholars

Jan 9, 2017, Posted in NF1, Outside Opportunities, Science

The Neurofibromatosis Therapeutic Acceleration Program (NTAP) is now accepting applications for the Francis S. Collins Scholars Program in Neurofibromatosis Clinical and Translational Research. The Collins Scholars program brings together a community of exceptionally well-trained clinician scientists who will be leaders in the field of NF1 research.

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Cupid’s Undie Run: Putting the Hilarity in Charity

Feb 22, 2017, Posted in Awareness, Community, Fundraiser

This month marks the eighth consecutive Cupid’s Undie Run to benefit the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Cupid’s has grown in leaps and bounds since 2010, when participants raised $10,000 to now, in 2017, when they’ve brought their eight year total to over $10 million for NF research. Everyone’s favorite Valentine’s-themed party has shown us all once again what an amazing group of people can do for the NF cause.

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Stories of NF: Adriana W.

Feb 21, 2017, Posted in NF Hero, NF1

“NF impacts our lives in both negative and positive ways. We have met so many amazing people because of NF that we are so grateful for because they understand and are a great support system. Unfortunately it impacts us in negative ways too, you just never know and every time you think you’ve got a handle on things, something new pops up and brings you back to the realty that is living with NF. You just never know what to expect and every new bump or mark you wonder, is that normal, or is this a new plexiform? Every behavior, is this normal or from her medicine?"

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