People with cystic fibrosis are prone to infections because of the thick, sticky mucus that clogs their airways. We are funding research to help fight these infections.
Chronic inflammation in people with cystic fibrosis causes damage to lung tissue that can eventually lead to respiratory failure. Researchers are trying to discover ways to dampen the exaggerated immune response that causes chronic inflammation without affecting the body's natural defenses against infection.
People with cystic fibrosis have thick, sticky mucus that blocks passages in their lungs, making it difficult for them to breathe and predisposing them to infections. New drugs are under development that will help break up and hydrate mucus in the lungs to make it easier to clear.
People with cystic fibrosis can experience complications in the pancreas, liver, and intestines that can lead to malnutrition, constipation, liver disease, and other digestive issues — including abdominal pain and poor appetite. Learn about research underway to address digestive system issues in CF.
Cystic fibrosis-related diabetes (CFRD) is a unique type of diabetes that is common in people with CF. Learn about research underway to improve CFRD diagnosis and treatment.
People with cystic fibrosis and their family members know CF better than anyone, and Community Voice provides opportunities for you to actively impact research, care, and programs for the CF community.
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced today that it submitted a New Drug Application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the approval of the first triple-combination therapy for cystic fibrosis.
Today, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. released the initial Phase 3 clinical trial data for one of two next-generation, triple-combination modulators currently being tested.
Phase 2 clinical trial results were announced today for a potential next-generation modulator to treat people with two copies of the most common cystic fibrosis mutation, F508del.
A new drug intended to make it easier to clear mucus from the lungs of people with cystic fibrosis showed promising results in a Phase 2 clinical trial. The drug, called SPX-101, blocks the overactive sodium channels that line CF lung cells.