Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a set of complex genetic disorders that can affect almost every organ system, causing a predisposition for tumors to grow on nerves in the brain and throughout the body.

The Washington University NF Center is composed of clinicians and laboratory scientists focused on accelerating the pace of scientific discovery and its application to the care of individuals with NF and related disorders.

NF also provides a unique opportunity to understand many other disorders common in the general population, including adult and childhood brain tumors, breast cancer, autism, attention deficit, epilepsy, and learning disabilities.

Patients and their families are cared for in the NF Clinical Program at St Louis Children’s Hospital.

Our mission is to galvanize and promote research on NF, achieving significant breakthroughs in the diagnosis and treatment of this common condition. We believe that these breakthroughs are possible when researchers, medical professionals, and families partner together.