News Articles and Health Updates

Read the latest news about scientific breakthroughs, clinical findings and special events benefiting neurofibromatosis research.

Jason Papke joins the Gutmann Laboratory

Jason Papke, MS recently joined the research laboratory of NF Center director, David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD, as a staff...

Using Mathematics to Treat Brain Tumors

Nearly one in every five children with NF1 will develop a brain tumor involving the nerve that carries vision from...

New Cell of Origin for Optic Gliomas Identified

Children with Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) are prone to the development of low-grade brain tumors affecting the nerve carrying vision...

Genetic Cause for Neurofibromas Discovered

While virtually all adults with Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) develop benign tumors associated with nerves, called neurofibromas, these tumors can...

NF Center Faculty Awarded Prestigious Francis S. Collins Scholars Award

Angela C. Hirbe, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Division of Medical Oncology at Washington University, was recently selected as...

New Treatment for NF1 Malignant Cancer

Young adults with Neurofibromatosis type I (NF1) are at risk for developing a rare type of sarcoma called a malignant...

Gutmann Awarded International Fellowships

David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD, has been awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship, Germany’s highest academic award for researchers outside...

Fourth International NF1 Autism Workshop Held in Washington DC

Children with Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) have a higher risk of developing autism spectrum disorder than their unaffected peers. Based...

NF Center Trainee Publishes World’s Largest Study on Brainstem Tumors in Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1)

Children with NF1 are at risk for developing brain tumors, which most commonly are located within the optic pathway, the...

Corina Anastasaki, PhD Promoted to Senior Research Scientist

Corina Anastasaki, PhD has recently been promoted to the role of Senior Research Scientist in the Gutmann laboratory. Dr. Anastasaki...