NF1 Researchers Describe the Largest Effort to Define the Genetic Makeup of MPNSTs

Dr. Angela Hirbe, a Washington University NF Center researcher, is one of leaders of the Genomics of MPNST (GeM) consortium, organized by the NF Research Initiative (NFRI) at Boston Children’s Hospital. This group of NF researchers from around the world have joined forces to perform the largest comprehensive genomic analysis of MPNST to date. This study will […]

May is NF Awareness Month!

May is NF Awareness Month, join the Washington University NF Center in raising awareness, and supporting education and research, throughout the Neurofibromatosis community. Dress in blue in support of NF Awareness on World NF Awareness Day, May 17th, 2020! FACTS ABOUT NEUROFIBROMATOSIS A set of complex genetic disorders that affects almost every organ system NF1 […]

Recent Study Reveals a New Gene in NF1 Brain Cancer

In a recent publication, spearheaded by Dr. Wing H. Wong, a former graduate student in Dr. Todd Druley’s laboratory, in collaboration with NF Center director, Dr. David Gutmann, identified a new gene involved in the formation of malignant brain tumors, called glioblastomas, in people with NF1. In this study, they performed whole-exome sequencing on multiple […]

Gutmann Receives Advocate of Hope Award

Honored for dedication to finding causes, treatments for common genetic disease David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD, the Donald O. Schnuck Family Professor and vice chair for research affairs in the Department of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received the Advocate of Hope Award from the national Neurofibromatosis (NF) Network. […]