4. The future is not bright for patients with cystic fibrosis and their families.
Children who are born today with CF have a completely different prognosis from those born more than 30 years ago.
According to the NIH, “in 1962, the predicted median survival for CF patients was about 10 years, with few surviving into their teenage years.”
And researchers are not giving up. For example, learn how Proteostasis Therapeutics secured $37 million in new financing for cystic fibrosis treatment development here.
If we came this far in half a decade, imagine where we’ll be 50 years from now.
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