Cystic Fibrosis Gene Therapy Trial testament to the cf community as a positive, patient and persistent partner in research

I hope you will have seen or heard the news today of the positive results of a gene therapy trial for people with cystic fibrosis. And this is how The Guardian is reporting it. Although it is early days and the improvement shown in patients only a modest one, it is nonetheless a very hopeful … Continue reading Cystic Fibrosis Gene Therapy Trial testament to the cf community as a positive, patient and persistent partner in research

Now this is good, very good. The Cystic Fibrosis Trust has a transparent new research strategy

The Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Trust launched its new five-year research strategy in London yesterday.  I have to say I am highly impressed.  In terms of content and dissemination they seem to have single-handedly shown the rest of the medical research charity sector how to embrace the future as a funder and a patient group. Why is it … Continue reading Now this is good, very good. The Cystic Fibrosis Trust has a transparent new research strategy

CF Trust funding shortage first of many research charity SOS calls?

There is a story in the Observer today about the Cystic Fibrosis Trust issuing a funding SOS to raise #6 million to keep its gene therapy consortium on the road. I also heard from a friend this week who described to me a direct mailing they had from another charity with more or less the … Continue reading CF Trust funding shortage first of many research charity SOS calls?