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The Washington University NF Center is focused on accelerating the pace of scientific discovery and its application to the care of individuals with NF.
On November 22, 2017, Brian and Amanda Walk and their daughters, Jordan and Bella, visited the Washington University NF Center to celebrate another successful fuNFest event. This year’s fuNFest raised an impressive $23,799.70, which will fund research initiatives aimed at developing personalized medicine approaches for people affected by NF. The Washington University NF Center extends its heartfelt gratitude to Amanda and Brain Walk, who worked tirelessly to plan and execute this event.
While every person with the Neurofibromatosis type 1 cancer predisposition syndrome is born with a single mutation in one copy of their two NF1 genes, it is not known whether the type of mutation predicts what medical problems might arise in any given individual. In this study, Corina Anastasaki, PhD, sought to determine whether children with brain tumors (optic gliomas) were more likely to have mutations in specific regions of the NF1 gene.
The 2017, Volume 2, NF Center Newsletter has been released. Read about the international fellowships awarded to Dr. David H. Gutmann, a patient spotlight on Alexandra Schroeder, and upcoming Club NF and Beat NF events. Also, learn about the recent promotion of Senior Research Scientist, Corina Anastasaki, PhD, and the prestigious Francis S. Collins Scholars Award given to an NF Center faculty member.
Nov 30, 2017
While every person with the Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) cancer predisposition syndrome is born with a single mutation (genetic change)...
Nov 15, 2017
Kristen Jacobsen, PhD recently joined the research laboratory of NF Center director, David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD, as a postdoctoral...
Oct 23, 2017
Min Xiong, MD, PhD recently joined the research laboratory of NF Center director, David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD, as a...