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A Community United by Cardio-Facio-Cutaneous Syndrome

Welcome to the official website for Cardio-Facio-Cutaneous International.  CFC International was incorporated in 1999 as a support group for families and others whose lives are touched by this very rare syndrome.  Our goal is to be a source of information so that we can raise awareness and educate the public, the medical community as well as families about Cardio-Facio-Cutaneous Syndrome.  We invite you to take a closer look at who we are, what we do, and how you can support our efforts.

What is Cardiofaciocutaneous (CFC) syndrome?

CFC syndrome is a rare genetic condition that typically affects the heart (cardio-), facial features (facio-) and skin (cutaneous).  It is seen with equal frequency in males and females and across all ethnic groups.  Children with CFC syndrome may have certain features that suggest the diagnosis, such as relatively large head size, down-slanting eyes, sparse eyebrows, curly hair, areas of thickened or scaly skin, and small stature.   Most will also have a heart defect.  Read more...
NEW! Registration for the 8th CFC International Scientific, Medical & Family Conference is now open! Register before May 1st to receive a discount! See the flyer for more information.
NEW! Sponsorship Opportunities and Fundraising Campaign Incentives for the 2015 CFC Family Conference.
NEW! CFC Newsletter, December 2014. In this Edition: Message from the Executive Director, Donations, Hello from New Zealand, Holiday Greetings from Around the World!, Katherine Rauen named 2014 Rare Champion of Hope Honoree in Science, Executive Director Attends Recent Summit on Rare Diseases, Executive Director and Board Treasurer Attend Camp Finance, Meet Charlie... Our 4th Baby, Our oops Baby and 2nd Daughter to Join the Buford Clan, and Brody Gene Sims
NEW! Raise money for CFC through GoodSearch and GoodShop. Click here to find out more.
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Hello and welcome to our community!
Receiving the diagnosis of cardio-facio-cutaneous (CFC) syndrome may seem overwhelming right now, however, over time, you will realize that your child’s diagnosis will have changed your family’s lives for the better. You may be feeling confused, sad, fearful, and angry, all at the same time.
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GeneTests is a publicly funded medical genetics information resource developed for physicians, other healthcare providers, and researchers, available at no cost to all interested persons. At this site are online publications of expert-authored disease reviews, an international directory of genetic testing laboratories, an international directory of genetics and prenatal diagnosis clinics and other educational materials. For more information on genetic testing for CFC Syndrome click here
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