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FD/MAS and Research Webinar

Research News

Join us December 16th, 2022 at 12:00 pm EST for a discussion of FD/MAS and Research. Many community members ask: Where are we on the path to a treatment? When will I be able to take this injection as a pill? What is the focus of research on FD/MAS these days? Dr. Alison Boyce of […]

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FD/MAS Alliance’s Fiscal Year 2022 Impact Report

Foundation News

The FY 2022 Annual Report outlines all the accomplishments that you and our community have made possible in the last year.  These pages are filled with hope and with the faces of those who know that, because of the generosity of our donors, they are not alone, and better evidence-based treatments are possible. Your generosity […]

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Becoming an Advocate for ELSA -Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act

Advocacy News Uncategorized

Hi, my name is Brittany Anderson. I had a tooth removed in 1997, when I was 13 years old, and the swelling never went down from the extraction. They then did a biopsy on the bone and I was diagnosed with a bone disease called fibrous dysplasia (FD). FD is a rare genetic disease that […]

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Vote for FD/MAS Community artists in RARE Artists Competition!

Advocacy News Patient Spotlight

We’re thrilled to share that not one, but TWO FD/MAS community members have been named finalists in Every Life Foundation‘s RARE Artist competition. We’re so inspired by Katie Corvelle and Christina Schulz for both their creative talent and their advocacy. Now, they need our help as the winners are selected through community vote! We encourage […]

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Drs. Alison Boyce (left) and Luis Fernandez de Casto (right)

Fibrous Dysplasia Research Gains More Scientific Attention at Bone Mineral Research Meeting

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This September, FD/MAS Alliance sent Executive Director Adrienne McBride, to attend the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) meeting, which Dr. Michael Collins called “a real triumph for the fibrous dysplasia/McCune-Albright syndrome (FD/MAS) research community.”  Drs. Michael Collins, Acting Chair of the FD/MAS Alliance Scientific Advisory Council (SAC), and Alison Boyce, Chair of […]

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Take the Lead: Optimizing Palliative Care

Foundation News Treatment News

While not every person with FD/MAS has pain, many in the FD/MAS community do experience significant pain, and their concerns are not always taken seriously.  Because of the varied responses that patients receive to their concerns, it’s important to understand the resources available for addressing FD/MAS-related pain.  To explore this topic, we spoke to FD/MAS […]

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$160K FD/MAS Research Funding Available

Foundation News Research News

We are delighted to share the Request for Applications for this year’s Team FD/MAS Million Dollar Bike Ride grants:   Fibrous dysplasia/McCune-Albright syndrome (FD/MAS) is a rare multisystem disease caused by somatic mutations in GNAS. The mutation results in constitutive activation of the Gsα cAMP signaling pathway. Skeletal manifestations include bone pain, fractures, deformity, and […]

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Optimizing Your In-Person and Telehealth Visits

Foundation News

Have you ever gone to a long-awaited medical appointment only to realize the provider isn’t familiar with fibrous dysplasia, McCune-Albright syndrome (FD/MAS)? Do you feel overwhelmed with health challenges, unsure which issue to address first, or how to tease one complaint out from the ways it affects the rest of your daily life and medical […]

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Disability Benefits 101 and 102

Advocacy News Foundation News

We’re pleased to share the recording of this 2 part workshop designed to help individuals with disabilities reach a greater understanding of some of the different government benefits available.  These benefits are discussed in detail in clear, concise language, including how to qualify for, and the differences between, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid, Social Security […]

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Watch the Launch Meeting for International Consortium for FD/MAS

Foundation News Research News

On July 14th 2022, the International Consortium for FD/MAS (ICFDMAS) held a launch meeting open to all researchers, clinicians, and advocates. The meeting agenda included an introduction to the ICFDMAS, a presentation from the collaborating patient groups from around the globe, and updates on clinical and basic research in the field of FD/MAS. The meeting […]

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