DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - CONGRESSIONALLY DIRECTED MEDICAL RESEARCH PROGRAMS

Overview | Neurofibromatosis Type 1 | Neurofibromatosis Type 2 | Schwannomatosis | Multi-type Trials | Clinical Trials Consortium

Neurofibromatosis (NF) refers to a group of three genetically distinct disorders that have a spectrum of clinical manifestations. The disorders, NF1, NF2, and Schwannomatosis, can all lead to tumor growth. Other manifestations include learning deficits and cognitive disorders, skin conditions, visual impairments, nervous system disorders and neurological symptoms, vascular disease, musculoskeletal disorders, malignancies, hearing impairments, and chronic pain. Treatments for NF currently include surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, but several clinical trials are underway to identify more treatment options.

The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs’ Neurofibromatosis Research Program (NFRP) is funding several efforts focused on finding better treatments through two main mechanisms, the Clinical Trial Award and the NF Clinical Trials Consortium. A summary of the trials funded to date are found in the tabs on this page.



Last updated Tuesday, November 27, 2018