Scientists around the world agree that we are facing a shortage of effective antibiotics. Innovation is needed now. This is a problem that affects all Americans — and people with cystic fibrosis in particular.
Cystic fibrosis is caused by mutations in both copies of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene. Scientists are examining whether it is possible to correct the mutations through a process called gene editing.
With promising new discoveries in the pipeline and advancements we've made in the search for new treatments and a cure, we must continue our work to protect access to adequate, affordable insurance that preserves access to high-quality cystic fibrosis care; and support progress toward new therapies and a cure.
Robust funding for the National Institutes of Health helps ensure innovation in basic research and a full pipeline of cystic fibrosis therapies. A well-resourced U.S. Food and Drug Administration helps advance therapies that are safe and effective.
In a complex and rapidly changing health care system, we support policies that promote adequate, affordable health coverage so people living with cystic fibrosis can receive the high-quality, specialized care they need to live longer, healthier lives.
Scientists around the world agree that global innovation is needed to address the shortage of effective antibiotics. Our Infection Research Initiative supports much-needed research and development, but new policies are needed to promote a sustainable, robust antibiotics pipeline and a marketplace that rewards innovation.
Recent therapeutic advances have transformed cystic fibrosis — adding decades of life and new hope for people living with this disease. To protect this progress, it's critical that people with CF can access high-quality, specialized treatments and care, regardless of income, insurance, or geography.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation believes in empowering our community to advocate for the needs of people with cystic fibrosis. During an election cycle, it's important to ask questions of candidates to understand how their positions would impact the CF community.