Neurofibromatosis

Neurofibromatosis is a genetic condition in which tumors form on the nerves of the inner ear and cause loss of hearing and balance. Tumors may also occur in the brain and on nerves in the skull and spinal cord, and may cause loss of speech, eye movement, and the ability to swallow. Also called acoustic neurofibromatosis and NF2.

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Does tinnitus cause hearing loss in normal hearing individuals?

Does tinnitus cause hearing loss in normal hearing individuals?

New drug combination may improve treatment for rare nerve sheath tumors

New drug combination may improve treatment for rare nerve sheath tumors

Exploring developmental pathways and disease interactions in nervous and stomatognathic systems

Exploring developmental pathways and disease interactions in nervous and stomatognathic systems

Renowned innovator in robotic surgery named as new chair of the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at NYU Langone

Renowned innovator in robotic surgery named as new chair of the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at NYU Langone

World's largest gathering of NF community convenes in Arizona to advance research and care

World's largest gathering of NF community convenes in Arizona to advance research and care

AI algorithms for rare disease diagnosis ignore the genetic, morphological diversity of humans

AI algorithms for rare disease diagnosis ignore the genetic, morphological diversity of humans

Study shows effectiveness, safety of stereotactic radiosurgery for NF2-related vestibular schwannomas

Study shows effectiveness, safety of stereotactic radiosurgery for NF2-related vestibular schwannomas

Unexpected discovery may lead to improved treatments for YAP fusion-driven cancers

Unexpected discovery may lead to improved treatments for YAP fusion-driven cancers

Distinct genomic patterns of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors may help with early diagnosis

Distinct genomic patterns of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors may help with early diagnosis

Study to determine if a DNA-based blood test can help detect cancer predisposition in NF1 patients

Study to determine if a DNA-based blood test can help detect cancer predisposition in NF1 patients

New study to investigate focused ultrasound's role in addressing neurofibromatosis type 2

New study to investigate focused ultrasound's role in addressing neurofibromatosis type 2

Parents become drug developers to save their children’s lives

Parents become drug developers to save their children’s lives

Epilepsy drug inhibits the growth of NF1 tumors in mice

Epilepsy drug inhibits the growth of NF1 tumors in mice

Children’s National performs first-ever HIFU surgery on a pediatric patient with neurofibromatosis

Children’s National performs first-ever HIFU surgery on a pediatric patient with neurofibromatosis

Researchers discover why people with asthma have lower brain tumor risk

Researchers discover why people with asthma have lower brain tumor risk

Studies outlines novel strategies for detecting cancer and minimal residual disease

Studies outlines novel strategies for detecting cancer and minimal residual disease

Liquid biopsies could help identify, track bladder cancer and peripheral nerve tumors

Liquid biopsies could help identify, track bladder cancer and peripheral nerve tumors

Blood test could enable early detection of cancer in people with neurofibromatosis type 1

Blood test could enable early detection of cancer in people with neurofibromatosis type 1

New, one-stop method developed to avoid de novo genetic disease in embryos

New, one-stop method developed to avoid de novo genetic disease in embryos