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Fanconi Hope Conference and Family Day Oct 17

You can download the following presentations:- 1 Bob Dalgleish – Introduction 2 Stefan Meyer – Introduction to FA 3 Marc Tischkowitz – Genetics – All you need to know 4 Phil Ancliff – Gene Therapy 5 Nigel Jones – Biological Aspects of FA 6 Josu de la Fuente – Haemopoietic stem cell transplantation in FA […]

Publications and Directory

Fanconi Hope Information Sheets:- Information Sheets are being prepared by Fanconi Hope on a number of topics. If you have suggestions for further topics please contact us. About Fanconi Anaemia About Fanconi Hope Insurance for individuals affected by Fanconi Anaemia. Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis/HLA-selection/In vitro fertilisation in Fanconi Anaemia . Additional Vaccinations for FA affected individuals in […]

About Fanconi Anaemia

What is Fanconi Anaemia? FA is a rare, cancer-predisposing disorder affecting about 150 or more families in the UK (the true extent is unknown) manifested by: A variable presence of congenital anomalies in up to 70% of cases (e.g., thumb and kidney abnormalities) Progressive bone marrow failure in childhood usually leading to haematopoietic stem cell […]

Keeping Track of Blood Counts

Keeping track of blood counts following diagnosis and prior to bone marrow transplantation is important. In addition, if you decide to use Danazol to boost blood counts in the pre-transplant phase, Prof Helmut Hanenberg in the US would very much like you to be part of his long running study into the effects of this […]

Oral Hygene and Dental Care

Visiting your Dentist or Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist? Your dentist and ENT specialist play a vital part in the early detection of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC). HNSCC are a significant threat for people with FA, regardless of bone marrow transplantation status. Not only is the incidence of HNSCC considerably higher than in the […]

Head and Neck Cancers

Prevention, Screening and Treatment Head and neck cancers in Fanconi Anaemia: Fanconi Hope Information Sheet. link Head and Neck Cancer in Fanconi Anemia: Risks, Screenings, Prevention and Treatment Options: Presentation given by Bhuvanesh Singh, MD, PhD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY at Camp Sunshine 2012. download. Also an article in FARF Newsletter #52 (Nov 12), by […]

International FA Gene Therapy Working Group – First Meeting: 2010

International Fanconi Anaemia Gene Therapy Working Group –  “a real platform for the accelerated development of collaborative clinical studies.” Reported in Nature: Molecular Therapy “Stem Cell Gene Therapy for Fanconi Anemia: Report from the 1st International Fanconi Anemia Gene Therapy Working Group Meeting” : Jakub Tolar. Download the full paper here . Report from First […]

Previous Fanconi Hope-Sponsored Research

 2011 Research Fanconi Hope awarded a grant of £20,000 to Dr Ketan J Patel,  MD, PhD, from the Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge University towards his ongoing work on a research project entitled:  Reconstituting and Dissecting Monoubiquitination in the FA Tumor Suppressor Pathway. Dr Patel, who is recognised as a world expert in molecular research […]