News & Announcements

Neurofibromatosis Coalition at Washington, DC

Former AdvocureNF2 members John Manth (and family), as well as AdvoureNF2 President Barbara Franklin, joined forces with the ‘NF Coalition’ group to lobby Congress in DC (February 2012) for NF research funding in FY13 at both the Neurofibromatosis Research Program in the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Prograns (CDMRP-NFRP), and at the National Institute of Health… Continue Reading →

Advocure Funds NF2 Research for 2012

Having raised $100,000 from Advocure’s 2011 Halloween Bash, the 2012 awards went to Dr. Brad Welling, formerly of Ohio State University (OSU), and Dr. Marco Giovannini, director of The Center for Neural Tumor Research at House Research Institute (HRI). Both of these facilities and researchers are highly noted for their work with NF2 individuals. Full details… Continue Reading →

NF2 Research and Media News 2011

Congressional Compromise Provides Funding for NF Research in FY12 December 28, 2011 – House and Senate negotiators have agreed to include $12.8 million for NF research in the 2012 Department of Defense budget… Annette Bakker, Ph.D. Appointed Senior Vice President of Research and Drug Development December 28, 2011 – The Children’s Tumor Foundation has appointed… Continue Reading →

2011 Halloween Bash Raises 100K for NF2 Research

The 2011 Halloween Bash has come and gone and it was a huge success. On Saturday, October 22nd, 2011, 300+ people packed the Redux Lounge in downtown Walnut Creek to attend the 7th annual Bash, a benefit through Advocure NF2 to fund children’s tumor research. Over $40,000 was raised that night and with contributions from… Continue Reading →

An Interview with Dr Brad Welling

I conducted a phone interview with Dr. Brad Welling of Ohio State University (OSU) on Wednesday, March 30th, 2011. I was introduced to the work of Dr. Welling by Marie Drew, chairperson of Advocure NF2. Based on his commitment to the NF2 community and his promising work with drug developments and naturals to find an… Continue Reading →