WATCH: New Developments in Restoring CFTR Function, Feb. 2016

Drs. Drucy Borowitz and Manu Jain share new developments in drugs that will treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis. 

Feb. 17, 2016 | 2 min read
Christina Roman

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics (CFFT) and industry are tackling this disease from every angle. During the next two months, we will be sharing video updates from leaders in the field talking about the different approaches that CFFT is taking to help support its drug development pipeline to address the major aspects of the disease.

Dr. Drucy Borowitz explains why fixing the CFTR protein is important to people living with CF and talks about the development of several small molecule drugs that target many of the different types of CFTR mutations.

Dr. Manu Jain shares more about the three approaches that researchers are using that could take us closer than ever to a cure. These new approaches include everything from gene editing, to therapies that correct RNA, to new drugs that target the defective CFTR protein. These new drugs and technologies are being studied in the lab and in early-phase clinical trials.

To learn more about drugs that are in development, visit our drug development pipeline. Or, if you would like to search for a clinical trial, visit the Clinical Trial Finder.

This site contains general information about cystic fibrosis, as well as personal insight from the CF community. Opinions and experiences shared by members of our community, including but not limited to people with CF and their families, belong solely to the blog post author and do not represent those of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, unless explicitly stated. In addition, the site is not intended as a substitute for treatment advice from a medical professional. Consult your doctor before making any changes to your treatment.

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As community engagement manager for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Christina works to help embed the voice of the community into the work of the Foundation. Before joining the community partnerships team Christina worked on the clinical trials team for 3 years and at Colorado Children's Hospital for 2 years supporting the CF team. She holds a master's degree in public health from the University of Colorado. Originally from Estes Park, Colo., Christina now lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband.

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