10 Hot Topics of the #NACFC16

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The countdown is on to NACFC16 where a myriad of interesting topics associated with cystic fibrosis will take center stage.

This year, Cystic Fibrosis News Today will offer daily follow-up coverage of the 30th annual North America Cystic Fibrosis Conference at the Orange Country Conventions Center in Orlando, Florida from October 27 to 29.

For now, we’ve posted a few of the conference topics and some CF-related news stories for you to catch up on.

1. Kalydeco and Orkambi

Recently, a study of a rare CF mutation found patients might respond to Kalydeco and Orkambi.

2. Therapies: CFTR modifiers/correctors/potentiators

Galapogas starts phase 1 trial of CF potentiator as part of a planned triple combo therapy. Find out more. 

3. Microbial lung infections

Inhaled alkaline buffer could help cystic fibrosis patients clear lungs of bacteria. Read more.

4. Lung transplants

Discover 10 facts and statistics about lung transplants. 

5. Pancreatic function

How does cystic fibrosis affect the pancreas? Find out more here. 

6. Nutrition

Find out about an ongoing cystic fibrosis trial evaluating therapeutic benefits of immuno-nutrition.

7. Exercise

CysticLife CF community partners with the Mayo Clinic to conduct the world’s largest cystic fibrosis exercise study. Find out more. 

8. Mucociliary clearance

Spyryx CEO talks about potential mucus-clearing treatment for CF which is entering clinical trials.

9. Cystic Fibrosis Registries

UK adult cystic fibrosis patient population predicted to increase according to European registry.

10. CF Care – Transition from Pediatric to Adult

Transition to adulthood can lead to lapses in care for young cystic fibrosis patients. 

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