Over the past 40 years, there have been tremendous advancements in neurofibromatosis (NF) research, many of which can be traced back to research funded by the Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF). From the very beginning, this Foundation was able to achieve a great deal for patients and families affected by NF.
Your ongoing support has allowed us to take huge steps forward in 2017 in the fight against NF. Your efforts and contributions have been instrumental in advancing neurofibromatosis research, providing hope for the millions worldwide who live with NF, and bringing us ever closer to our shared goal of ending NF forever.
The new issue of NF News, the official newsletter of the Children's Tumor Foundation, is now available! In this issue you will find:
- New Pharma Partnership
- Synodos Progress
- Believe We Can End NF Campaign
- Gala Highlights
- Stories of NF
- And so much more!
In October 2017, Ohio NF Mom and CTF volunteer Kim Laret organized the first powderpuff game to raise money for critical NF research at the Southwest Licking Youth Football and Cheer Football Field.
Each year, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) prepares a report to communicate to the President and to Congress NCI’s research priorities, progress made to date, scientific areas of opportunity that will advance cancer research and improve patients’ lives, and the funding needed to do so. This year, the FY2019 report included stories to highlight how investments in cancer research help people living longer and healthier lives. One of these stories is a profile of NF Hero Philip Moss.