Young Investigator recipient Lai Man (Natalie) Wu Authors Study about MPNSTs Published in Cancer Cell

Feb 14, 2018, Posted in Awards, CTF in the News, Latest News, NF1, Published, Science

Lai Man (Natalie) Wu, PhD, of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, is first author on a recently published article in Cancer Cell. This study, funded in part by a 2017 Young Investigator Award from the Children’s Tumor Foundation, suggests ways to attack MPNSTs.


Children’s Tumor Foundation Funded Research Demonstrates Important Genotype-Phenotype Correlation in Neurofibromatosis

Research funded by the Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF) and led by Ludwine Messiaen, PhD, professor of genetics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), has shown that missense mutations in a cluster of just five codons in the NF1 gene are an important risk factor for severe symptoms of the genetic disorder neurofibromatosis (NF) type 1, thereby improving the predictability of this condition when these specific mutations are present in an individual. This work was published today in the American Journal of Human Genetics.


CTF President and Chief Scientific Officer Annette Bakker Wins 2017 RARE Champion of Hope Award

Jul 20, 2017, Posted in Awards, CTF in the News, Latest News, Science

We are thrilled to announce that Children’s Tumor Foundation President and Chief Scientific Officer Annette Bakker, PhD, has been announced as a recipient of a 2017 RARE Champion of Hope award.

Research & Development VP Salvo La Rosa interviewed in research publication

Jun 21, 2017, Posted in CTF in the News, Published, Science

Children's Tumor Foundation Research & Development VP Salvo La Rosa was interviewed by Outsourcing-Pharma.com on how disease-focused foundations and contract research organizations (CROs) are working together to bridge the gap between drug discovery and development, a topic that will be addressed at BIO2017, the global event for biotechnology, this week. 


Soundtrack of Silence: Matt Hay’s NPR interview

Apr 18, 2017, Posted in Awareness, CTF in the News, NF Hero, NF2

Matt Hay spoke with KQED-FM's (Northern California Public Broadcasting) new storytelling podcast, Q'ed Up, about losing his hearing, falling in love with his wife, starting a family, and living with neurofibromatosis type 2. Matt is a member of the Children's Tumor Foundation Board of Directors. 

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