‘Pig Models’ Advance the Study and Treatment of NF1

Aug 2, 2018, Posted in CTF in the News, NF1, Published, Science, Synodos

Synodos for NF1 Research Published in Leading Journal

Children’s Tumor Foundation research led by its Synodos for NF1 team has demonstrated the ability to replicate NF1 manifestations in pigs, as reported in JCI (Journal of Clinical Investigation), a leading peer-reviewed publication of the American Society for Clinical Investigation. These manifestations include café-au-lait spots, neurofibromas, axillary freckling, and learning and memory neurological deficiencies. The significance of this advancement is that it allows researchers and clinicians, for the first time, to test and study potential NF treatments in large animal models that mimic human manifestations of neurofibromatosis.

Synodos for NF2 Consortium Publishes Key Results of its Work

Jun 13, 2018, Posted in Latest News, NF2, Press Release, Science, Synodos

Study Shows that Drug Combination Therapies Effective in Treating Schwannomas and Meningiomas

The Synodos for NF2 consortium of the Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF) today published its first set of results and released its second set of data in the leading scientific journal PLOS ONE

Synodos Review Committee Leader Anna Barker Receives Highest Recognition from the American Association for Cancer Research

Apr 17, 2018, Posted in Collaborations, Synodos

Children’s Tumor Foundation Synodos Review Committee Leader Anna Barker, PhD, was presented a Special Recognition Award at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). This award was presented to individuals whose work has made extraordinary contributions to accelerate the prevention and cure of all cancers through research, education, communication, and collaboration.

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Rare Disease Day at the NIH

Mar 2, 2018, Posted in Collaborations, Science, Synodos

By Salvatore La Rosa

On Feb 29, 2008, EURORDIS, a European rare disease organization, sponsored the first Rare Disease Day in Europe. Then the United States joined the first global observance the following year, along with 23 other countries. This year I was invited to participate at the Rare Disease Day at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an event that aims to bring together “Patients and Researchers – Partners for Life,” as their slogan has always been.

10 Steps Forward in NF Research 2017

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.

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