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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! CFC Newsletter, March 2014. In this Edition: "Message from the Executive Director", "Donations", "CFC International Welcomes New Medical Advisory Board Member", "CFC International Medical Advisor Honored by President Obama As Outstanding Early-Career Scientist", "Our Family Winter Weekend At the Double H Ranch Lake Luzerne, NY", "No Stone Unturned TLC (Therapeutic Learning Center)", "This is our story...", "Photo Gallery", "CFC International Celebrates 15 years", "CFC International: 2000 - 2014", "We've Come a Long Way since 2000", "Thirty years of CFC", "Our First CFC Experience"
NEW! The 2013 CFC Conference Video is now online. It's also available in HD on Vimeo.
NEW! Research Article: 2013 Third International Meeting on Genetic Syndromes of the Ras/MAPK Pathway: Towards a Therapeutic Approach: Program Agenda and Abstracts & Abstract Handouts
NEW! CFC International is proud to fund it's very first research grant, "Growth Delay and Short Stature in Children with Cardiofaciocutaneous Syndrome (CFC)". The submission deadline is May 8th, 2013. For more information, please download the flyer.
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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