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Scientific Advisory Board Meeting

Scientific Advisory Board Meeting

On the 7th of November we convened our scientific advisory board meeting at the HNF offices in NY. We have written a detailed review that has been published and captures all of the discussion and make this freely available to the scientific community.

Breaking News: First Therapeutic Gene Therapy to Treat an Inherited Neuropathy is Approved for Clinical Trial!

The first disease community to receive a therapeutic gene to the spinal cord for an ultra rare inherited neuropathy is Giant Axonal Neuropathy (GAN). Congratulations to Hannah’s Hope Fund (HHF), a 501(c)3 public charity, which has driven this collaborative research in less than six years. Six million dollars has been raised to date to fund pre-clinical and clinical research on this rare disease.

A Rare Disease Patient That Does It All!

A movie script could not play out like this. There are very few occasions when a rare disease patient becomes the topic of a story that is truly uplifting. Often the stories are tragic or disheartening. That was not the case, however, with CMT patient Kim Goodsell.

Hot Off the Press

One of the ways that some CMT patients first become aware of their disease is when they are given a drug treatment for another disease. This is termed chemotherapy-induced neurotoxicity. Drugs such as paclitaxel and the vinca alkaloids that are widely used in cancer treatment cause severe peripheral neuropathy and in some patients this exacerbates CMT, revealing it perhaps for the first time.

Kara Q&A: How to “support” a friend or family member that’s affected with Charcot-MarieTooth.

My name is Courtney Hollett, Fundraising Coordinator at the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation. This time of year I count my blessing daily and wanted to share with you a Q&A session I had with a new supporter of HNF. Kara, like myself has many family members affected with CMT and I reached out to her to share her thoughts and advice about how to “support” a friend or family member that’s affected with Charcot-MarieTooth.

Collaboration is the Key to HNF Success

Collaboration is the Key to HNF Success

We at HNF are so proud of the accomplishments of those scientists we fund and are asking you to please continue to support our efforts. Our Therapeutic Research In Accelerated Discovery (TRIAD) program is a proven collaborative model in the drug discovery process.

Sneak Peak of Fall Newsletter: CMT Research Study Survey

My name is Elizabeth Francisco and I am a graduate student from the Genetic Counseling program at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. I am inviting you to participate in a research study. The goal of my study is to learn more about the experiences of people with Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) with genetic counseling and genetic testing. Adults with CMT and parents or legal guardians of someone of any age who has a diagnosis of CMT are eligible to participate

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