Through our venture philanthropy model, we provide early stage funding to companies to develop breakthrough drugs for adults and children with cystic fibrosis.
Learn about our focus for 2020-2024 as we advance our path to a cure, meet emerging challenges in care, and explore new ways to partner with and support the CF community.
Learning that your child has cystic fibrosis can be overwhelming. You may feel sad, guilty, scared, or even angry, but you are not alone. We are here to help.
The risk for colorectal cancer in adults with cystic fibrosis is 5–10 times greater than the general population, and even higher for people with CF who receive a lung or other solid organ transplant. Find out how early screening can help reduce your risk.
Since cystic fibrosis is a complex disease, it requires a team approach with you or your child at the center. Your CF care team includes a group of CF health care professionals who partner with you to provide specialized, comprehensive CF care.
Teams of dedicated health care professionals in a nationwide network of more than 130 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-accredited care centers partner with people with CF and their families to provide expert care and specialized disease management.
Antibiotics fight infections caused by bacteria. They should not be used to treat infections caused by viruses (such as the flu) or types of fungi, which include yeasts and molds.
Here's what you need to know about the four CFTR (cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator) modulators.
Mucus thinners, such as mucolytics, are inhaled medications that help thin the mucus in the airways so you can cough it out of your lungs more easily. The three main types of mucus thinners are hypertonic saline, mannitol (Bronchitol®), and dornase alfa (Pulmozyme®).
Surgery and recovery involves more than replacing your lungs. The process also includes making the physical and emotional adjustment to life with your new lungs.