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Jun 24, 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...

May 15, 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...

Apr 22, 2014, 12:48 ET
Comedian Lewis Black, known for his popular segment on Jon Stewart's The Daily Show, is using his star power to bring together some of the biggest names in show business for a variety show May 5, 2014, which will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. (PRNewsFoto/Cystic Fibrosis Foundation)

Comedian Lewis Black & Friends Fight for a Cure for Cystic Fibrosis in Star-Studded Evening

Grammy award-winning comedian Lewis Black will host a one-night-only variety show featuring comedy, song and dance, with some help from his...

Feb 10, 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...

Dec 03, 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...

Oct 15, 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...

May 17, 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...

May 14, 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...

Apr 19, 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...

Nov 19, 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,...

Oct 25, 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...

Oct 09, 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,...

Jul 30, 2012, 15:12 ET
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Unveils a New Logo.  (PRNewsFoto/Cystic Fibrosis Foundation)

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...

Jun 27, 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...

Jun 20, 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...

May 17, 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...

May 10, 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...

May 10, 2012, 11:57 ET

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation May 19 Great Strides Walk -- Taking Steps to Cure Cystic Fibrosis

 The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Georgia Chapter will hold its 22nd Annual GREAT STRIDES walk. The event will be held on...

Apr 25, 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...

Apr 05, 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...