Drive research, expand knowledge, and advance care for the NF community.
Neurofibromatosis, or NF, is a genetic disorder that affects 1 in every 3,000 people. It causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body, and can lead to deafness, blindness, disfigurement, bone abnormalities, learning disabilities, disabling pain, and cancer. NF occurs in all populations equally, and there is not yet a cure.
About Children's Tumor Foundation
Founded in 1978, the Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF) began as the first grassroots organization solely dedicated to the goal of finding treatments for NF. Today, CTF is a highly recognized national nonprofit foundation, the leading force in the fight to end NF, and a model for other innovative research endeavors.