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Children’s Tumor Foundation Participates in Vice President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Summit

on Wednesday, 29 June 2016. Posted in Foundation News & Events, Blog

Foundation President and Chief Scientific Officer Annette Bakker Invited to Key Meeting Dedicated to Advancing Cures

Annette at Cancer Moonshot ConferenceNEW YORK, NY – June 29, 2016 – As top scientific leaders convene today in Washington, D.C. at the invitation of Vice President Joseph Biden, among them is Children’s Tumor Foundation President and Chief Scientific Officer Annette Bakker, PhD. The effort, called the National Cancer Moonshot Summit, is dedicated to shortening the length of time it takes to develop effective treatments for cancer in particular, and disease in general. The first-of-its-kind summit is focused on promoting collaboration among researchers, industry and patients, and to breaking down the barriers that hamper progress.

Synodos for NF2 collaborator featured on CDMRP website

on Wednesday, 29 June 2016. Posted in Blog

CDMRP features a CTF researcherA valuable collaborator on the Synodos for NF2 consortium, Dr. Vijaya Ramesh’s work was recently showcased on the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) homepage.

This published research, which seeks to identify potential therapeutics to treat meningiomas in NF2, was supported by the Department of Defense (DOD) and an NIH R21 grant. Dr. Ramesh’s ongoing research with Synodos for NF2 is being supported by the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Click here to read the full description.

Children’s Tumor Foundation Hosts World’s Largest Neurofibromatosis Conference June 17-21 in Austin, Texas

on Wednesday, 15 June 2016. Posted in Foundation News & Events, Blog

Texas Governor Greg Abbott to Deliver Keynote Address to
Joint Gathering of Patients and Researchers

The Children's Tumor Foundation (CTF) is hosting the 2016 NF Conference/Forum, the largest worldwide meeting dedicated entirely to neurofibromatosis (NF), a genetic disorder that affects 1 in 3,000 people and causes tumors to grow throughout the body. These tumors can result in serious health issues including vision and hearing loss, learning disabilities, bone abnormalities, disabling pain and cancer. The Children's Tumor Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to funding research into treatments for NF, for which there currently is no cure.

Photo Contest Winners Announced

on Monday, 13 June 2016. Posted in Blog

 WINNER 32.2 smWe’re excited to announce the winner of the 2016 NF Awareness Month “Picture a World Without NF” photo contest!

We were so moved to see how you envision your world without NF. Together, we will continue driving research, expanding knowledge, and advancing care for the NF community, and work to make those dreams a reality.

Children’s Tumor Foundation to be Official Charity Partner of IRONMAN Florida for Third Consecutive Year

on Monday, 06 June 2016. Posted in Foundation News & Events, Blog

Triathletes will compete and raise money to fund rare disease research

CTF Logo NFE CMYK CNEW YORK -- For the third year in a row, the Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF) is pleased to be the exclusive Official Charity Partner for the IRONMAN® Florida triathlon that will take place in Panama City, Florida on November 5, 2016. The Children’s Tumor Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to funding research for neurofibromatosis (NF), a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. NF affects one in 3,000 people of all populations; currently there is no effective treatment or cure.

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