Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Breaking CF News

Its official - a new drug for Cystic Fibrosis has been approved by the FDA!!  This is SUPER exciting!!  The medicine is called Kalydeco and helps CF patients with the G551D mutation...essentially, the drug fixes the defective protein in the CF cells thus helping lung functions!! Only about 4% of the CF population has this gene - unfortunately, I don't fall in this group.  BUT, a treatment is in the works for my mutation!

Visit the CF Foundations site to learn more but clicking here!

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