Written by Dr Lucy McKay, CEO of Medics4RareDiseases The new UK Rare Diseases Framework has identified four key priority areas for addressing the challenges faced by those living with a […]
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Earlier this year M4RD helped Childhood Tumour Trust (CTT) search for a doctor to attend the International Neurofibromatosis Conference in San Francisco this September. The successful applicant would also join CTT’s medical […]
Medics4RareDiseases registered as a UK charity who’s object is the relief of sickness and preservation of health of those suffering from rare diseases.
The most common of the Neurofibromatoses, Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) is a condition that leads to tumors growing on nerves alongside effects on other organs. It affects approximately 1 in 2700 births, and can be due to autosomal dominant inheritance from the parents or new mutations in the gene NF1 in the affected child.