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NIDCR Honors 25 years of FD/MAS Research

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Immediately following the FD/MAS Community Conference, NIDCR hosted a symposium to celebrate the institute’s 25-year legacy of research to understand and treat fibrous dysplasia/McCune-Albright syndrome (FD/MAS) as part of its 75th anniversary. The event featured Nobel Laureate Brian Kobilka, M.D., who won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on G-protein-coupled receptors. The […]

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A Better Method for Detecting the Risk of Vision Loss in Craniofacial FD

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Optic neuropathy or vision loss is a major concern for people with craniofacial fibrous dysplasia (FD). Because surgical correction can lead to further complications, management and treatment for FD related vision loss has been a challenge and source of debate for decades. A previous study found that FD lesions closing around the optic canal rarely […]

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New Research Paper Analyzes Scoliosis Treatments in FD/MAS Patients

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Though fibrous dysplasia/McCune-Albright syndrome (FD/MAS) is not, in and of itself, a fatal condition, the many complications associated with this chronic and rare disease can occasionally be life threatening. One example of a potentially fatal complication is scoliosis, the sideways curvature of the spine, which can affect FD patients. If left unmanaged, severe scoliosis can […]

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Possible Increased Risk of Breast Cancer in FD/MAS Patients

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Researchers from Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) in the Netherlands and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the US have recently concluded a study researching the link between breast cancer and fibrous dysplasia and McCune-Albright syndrome (FD/MAS). Their findings suggest that FD/MAS patients may be more likely to develop breast cancer, and at a […]

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FDF Selected for National Institutes of Health Pilot Program

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The Office of Rare Diseases Research (ORDR), National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), NIH in collaboration with PatientCrossroads, Children Hospital of Philadelphia and WebMD, has launched a pilot program to establish a Global Rare Diseases Patient Registry and Data Repository (GRDR). The Fibrous Dysplasia is one of 15 organizations without a patient registry that […]

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Breaking News: Increased Risk of Breast Cancer in FD/MAS Patients

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Researchers from Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) in the Netherlands and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the US have recently concluded a study researching the link between breast cancer and fibrous dysplasia and McCune-Albright syndrome(FD/MAS). Findings suggest that FD/MAS patients are more likely to develop breast cancer, and at a younger age, than […]

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