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Texas NF and Children’s Tumor Foundation Partner on Neurofibromatosis Research

By July 14, 2010December 18th, 2023Awareness, Science & Research

The Children’s Tumor Foundation and the Texas Neurofibromatosis Foundation (Texas NF) have announced a strategic partnership to fund critical NF research.   The partnership speaks to the growing spirit of collaboration among the two organizations and Texas NF’s commitment to funding the best NF research wherever it may be, on behalf of its constituents.

The partnership will fund a two year research project conducted by Dr. Jody Fromm, Ph.D., at Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital on malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs) in individuals affected by NF.  MPNSTs are a form of cancer that occurs on connective tissue throughout the body.  MPNSTs affect 5-15% of individuals affected by NF at some point in their lives.  The tumors are often inoperable, and progress rapidly.

Read more here about this exciting collaboration!