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Research supported by a Young Investigator Award reveals one reason brain tumors are more common and more harmful in men than in women

on Monday, 26 January 2015. Posted in Foundation News & Events, Blog

Sun Tao PhotoFunded in part by a 2012 Young Investigator Award, Tao Sun, PhD, completed a study in Dr. Joshua Rubin's laboratory at Washington University with a great potential to advance current understanding of tumor forming processes related to NF1, and may also provide useful insights into the basis for sex difference in other human diseases. Dr. Sun and colleagues found that retinoblastoma protein (RB), a protein known to reduce cancer risk, is significantly less active in male brain cells than in female brain cells in a mouse model of brain cancer. Dr. Sun's finding may explain why brain cancers are more common in men than in women and it holds tremendous potential to advance our understanding in human cancer formation and treatment.

Call for Applications to the 2015 Francis S. Collins Scholars Program in Neurofibromatosis

on Tuesday, 06 January 2015. Posted in Foundation News & Events, Blog

NF1-Collins Poster-2015The 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.

Explicitly designed to attract talent of the highest order to the field of NF1 research and to foster life-long commitment to this syndrome, the program invests in its scholars by providing formal training in the discipline of clinical translational science, the time to develop the skills appropriate for their research, exposure to translational research programs in government, academic, and industry environments and training in the care of patients with NF1.

Meet NF Champion Katherin Sabbagh!

on Monday, 29 December 2014. Posted in Blog

CTF-H4H 2014 FB Profile Square KatherinAt this time of year, children all over the world search through catalogs, peer into store windows and compile a list of gifts they hope to receive during the holiday season. Bikes, dolls, chemistry kits and video games top the lists of so many children.

Our NF Heroes have additional hopes: less chemotherapy, fewer doctors' appointments, reduced tumor size. At the Children's Tumor Foundation, we are working relentlessly to fulfill that hope.

This holiday season, we asked some NF Heroes and Champions to share their story, their hope for the holidays, and thoughts for the coming year.

Meet NF Champions Ken Janik and Erica Givens!

on Monday, 22 December 2014. Posted in Blog

CTF-H4H 2014 FB Profile SquareV6 KenEricaAt this time of year, children all over the world search through catalogs, peer into store windows and compile a list of gifts they hope to receive during the holiday season. Bikes, dolls, chemistry kits and video games top the lists of so many children.

Our NF Heroes have additional hopes: less chemotherapy, fewer doctors' appointments, reduced tumor size. At the Children's Tumor Foundation, we are working relentlessly to fulfill that hope.

This holiday season, we asked some NF Heroes and Champions to share their story, their hope for the holidays, and thoughts for the coming year.

Pres. Annette Bakker participates on conference panel about measurements of success and defining impact

on Monday, 22 December 2014. Posted in Blog

mo 111314003-3693095159-OLast month, President and Chief Scientific Officer Annette Bakker participated on the (Re)defining impact: Assessing biomedical research investments panel at the 2014 Partnering for Cures conference, an annual event that brings together leaders from all sectors in medical research, including investors, researchers, patient advocates and innovators, to make collaboration happen - collaborations that must happen if we are to speed up the time it takes to turn discoveries into treatments and cures.

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