M4RD is hiring (again!) We’re looking for someone to become the part-time Medical Communications Officer for M4RD. The successful candidate will be responsible for communications that require a good understanding […]
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Richard Lynn has retired after 31 years as the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit’s Scientific Coordinator and M4RD would like to thank him for advocating for those affected by rare disease. Richard started […]
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 […]
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.