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30 Jan, 2015, 18:06 ET The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Statement on President Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative

"We are honored that President Obama discussed how our efforts to treat cystic fibrosis reveal the promise of precision medicine and excited that...


10 Dec, 2014, 06:55 ET Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Announces $15 Million Research Collaboration with Shire for Development of Novel CF Treatment

 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Inc., the nonprofit drug discovery and development affiliate of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation,...


19 Nov, 2014, 09:03 ET Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Royalty Sale Will Be Transformational for People with CF

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation announced today that its nonprofit affiliate, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics, has sold its royalty rights...


08 Oct, 2014, 09:22 ET Research and Caregiver Community to Convene at World's Largest Cystic Fibrosis Medical Conference

The following is being released by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: WHAT:  The 28th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference...


24 Jun, 2014, 10:37 ET Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Applauds Successful Phase 3 Results of Ivacaftor (Kalydeco™) and Lumacaftor (VX-809) Drug Combination for People with Two Copies of F508del Mutation of Cystic Fibrosis

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation applauds the successful results of Phase 3 studies of ivacaftor (Kalydeco™) in combination with lumacaftor...


15 May, 2014, 12:58 ET Across the Country, Great Strides are Underway to Find a Cure for Cystic Fibrosis

This weekend tens of thousands of walkers will hit the pavement and raise funds to fight cystic fibrosis. Great Strides is the Cystic Fibrosis...


10 Feb, 2014, 14:33 ET Expert Panel to Brief Congress on Innovative Models for Advancing Personalized Medicine and Improving High-Quality, Coordinated Care for Rare Diseases

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will host a briefing on Capitol Hill to highlight how care delivery and drug development models in cystic fibrosis...


03 Dec, 2013, 12:02 ET Senator Michael Bennet Receives Breath of Life Legislator Award from Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) received the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Breath of Life Legislator Award for his work to help improve the...


15 Oct, 2013, 12:31 ET Salt Lake City to Host World's Largest Cystic Fibrosis Medical Conference

Treatment and Drug Development Approach for Cystic Fibrosis Cited as Model for Rare Diseases In the largest meeting of its kind, nearly 4,000...


17 May, 2013, 13:40 ET Tens of Thousands to Walk for a Cure for Cystic Fibrosis

 Walks in nearly every state this weekend will raise funds to fight cystic fibrosis as part of Great Strides, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's...


14 May, 2013, 23:46 ET Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Kicks Off Great Strides Walks in Atlanta, GA

 The Georgia Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation announced today the launch of Great Strides, a national walk that generates critical...


19 Apr, 2013, 15:33 ET Statement from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on Promising Phase 2 Clinical Trial Results of Kalydeco and VX-661 (Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.)

 The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation issued the following statement in response to an announcement by Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. regarding...


19 Nov, 2012, 10:00 ET Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Announces $58 Million CF Drug Discovery Agreement with Pfizer

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Inc. (CFFT), the nonprofit drug discovery and development affiliate of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation,...


25 Oct, 2012, 11:19 ET Kalydeco™ Wins The Wall Street Journal's 2012 Technology Innovation Award for Medicine and Biotech

First Drug to Treat the Cystic Fibrosis Defect was Developed in Collaboration With Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Kalydeco™, the first...


09 Oct, 2012, 10:16 ET Orlando to Host World's Largest Cystic Fibrosis Medical Meeting

Conference Follows FDA Approval of Historic Drug to Treat Underlying Cause of CF – A Fatal Disease In the largest meeting of its kind,...


30 Jul, 2012, 15:12 ET Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Unveils a New Logo

 The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation officially unveiled today a new visual identity and logo. The new mark bears the words, adding tomorrows...


27 Jun, 2012, 11:45 ET Statement from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on Passage of the EXPERRT Act in the U.S. Senate

Legislation Passes Last Hurdle Before Going to President for Signature Bill Increases Patient and Expert Participation in FDA Review of Cystic...


20 Jun, 2012, 18:40 ET Statement from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on Passage of the EXPERRT Act in House of Representatives

Legislation Includes Measures to Increase Patient and Expert Participation in FDA Review of Rare Disease Medicines  The Cystic...


17 May, 2012, 09:25 ET Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Launches "Walk Weekend" - More Than 200 Great Strides Fundraisers Scheduled Nationwide for May 19-20

Tens of Thousands Join Effort to Find a Cure During Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month  Tens of thousands of people in more than 200 cities...


10 May, 2012, 13:47 ET Statement from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Health Subcommittee Approval of the EXPERRT Act

Legislation Would Increase Patient and Expert Participation in FDA Review of Rare Disease Treatments  The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation...


25 Apr, 2012, 17:31 ET Statement from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on Senate HELP Committee's Approval of the EXPERRT Act

Legislation Would Increase Patient and Expert Participation in FDA Review of Rare Disease Treatments The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation...


05 Apr, 2012, 09:25 ET Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Awarded First Place in YouTube Nonprofit Video Contest

The CF Foundation's "Adding Tomorrows" video selected from more than 1,000 entries; to be featured on YouTube's homepage.  The...


02 Nov, 2011, 17:40 ET Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Issues Statement on The New England Journal of Medicine Study Showing Evidence of Success in Treating Underlying Cause of Cystic Fibrosis

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation issued the following statement in response to study results published today by The New England Journal of Medicine...


01 Nov, 2011, 12:52 ET Anaheim to Host World's Largest Gathering on Cystic Fibrosis Research and Care

First Potential Drug to Treat Underlying Cause of Fatal Disease under Review by FDA   For the first time, a drug that's designed to treat the...


06 Jul, 2011, 10:50 ET Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Announces Aptalis Pharma as Title Sponsor of its Premier Cycling Event for 2011

Aptalis CF Cycle for Life Tour Series Supports Lifesaving Cystic Fibrosis Research The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation today announced that Aptalis...