News

A Letter and a Call to Action from Mara

Patient Spotlight

Hi! My name is Mara Watson, I’m 12 years old and this is my story. When I was one, I fell– like any toddler would–and couldn’t walk for a week. At that time, doctors looked at my bones and diagnosed me with a non-ossified fibroma, which means that, that bone had a small part of […]

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FD/MAS and QOL

Study Examines FD/MAS and Quality of Life (QOL)

Treatment News

Quality of life (QOL)—we all seek it. For patients with fibrous dysplasia and McCune-Albright syndrome (FD/MAS), a life free of pain, anxiety, and depression is often overlooked in the task of day-to-day living.  Researcher Amanda Konradi, Ph.D., Associate Professor at Loyola University, Baltimore, Maryland, published three separate studies in 2021 related to QOL. All three […]

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Over, Under, Around, or Through

Patient Spotlight

When Fred Zeth was 8 years old, his parents were told he had cancer. “Take him home and enjoy him,” the doctors told the Zeths, “because he won’t last long.” It was the late 1950s, and none of the doctors in the greater Philadelphia area had ever heard of fibrous dysplasia or McCune-Albright syndrome (FD/MAS). […]

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Global collaboration launches the International Consortium for Fibrous Dysplasia and McCune-Albright Syndrome

Advocacy News Foundation News Research News

18 February 2022 Media Contact:  info@icfdmas.com FD/MAS Alliance, Patiëntenvereniging Fibreuze Dysplasie, ASOCIACIÓN DE DISPLASIA FIBROSA – ADF, Fibrous Dysplasia Support Society UK, and European Association for McCune-Albright Syndrome are announcing the launch of the International Consortium for Fibrous Dysplasia and McCune-Albright syndrome Ltd. (ICFDMAS).  Fibrous dysplasia and McCune-Albright syndrome (FD|MAS) is a rare disease that […]

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Meet the International Consortium for FD/MAS

Foundation News

February 20th at 11:00 EST on Facebook live (even if you don’t have Facebook) The international Consortium for FD/MAS (ICFDMAS) will officially launch on 20th of February, 2022. The group has met informally since 2015 as a group of researchers, clinicians, and patient advocates from around the world. Over the course of these meetings, a consensus was […]

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Join Us: Community Film Screening and Discussion

FDMAS Awareness Week Patient Spotlight

Pacing the Pool 24th February, 2022 – 7:30 PM EST In honor of FD/MAS Global Awareness Week, FD/MAS Alliance invites you to join us along with special guest, Richard Pace, for a community meet and greet and discussion. The discussion will begin with a screening of Pacing the Pool – a short documentary film focused […]

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2021 Team FD/MAS Research Grants Announced

Foundation News Research News

FD/MAS Alliance is thrilled to share that three FD/MAS research grants have been awarded from the 2021 Million Dollar Bike Ride! Last spring, Team FD/MAS raised $161,373 for fibrous dysplasia, McCune-Albright syndrome (FD/MAS)-focused research through the UPenn Orphan Disease Center’s Million Dollar Bike Ride. After careful review of several applications by the FD/MAS Alliance’s Scientific […]

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2020-21 FD/MAS Alliance Impact Report: Ever Onward

Foundation News

Adversity can lead to growth. We can become stronger, grow closer with friends and loved ones, and gain confidence in ourselves. When we dig deep and find determination, a challenge can lead to growth; a time of isolation can push us to reach out and find connection. That is the lesson of this past year. […]

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A Father’s Strength

Guest Spotlight Patient Spotlight

In light of the sudden passing of Scott Mumper and as a way to honor his spirit, we now share his powerful reflection on parenting someone with FD/MAS. His words inspire us and we hope they inspire you too. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.  Your daughter has McCune-Albright […]

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bone pain webinar

Bone Pain and Fibrous Dysplasia, McCune-Albright syndrome (FD/MAS)

Treatment News

In July 2021 FD/MAS Alliance launched a monthly webinar series, live-streamed and available for free. Topics will range from medical education to more specific research updates, and will also include social topics of particular interest to the community. We are especially grateful to IONIS, Ultragenyx, and our Charlie’s Angels giving circle for supporting this series. These […]

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