UT Southwestern Medical Center is a place where physicians and scientists work together every day to turn discoveries into innovative therapies. It’s unique among medical centers in North Texas.
A close partnership with the basic science laboratories at UT Southwestern that are focusing on NF research is already yielding promising discoveries. A 2008 study revealed a link between the growth of plexiform neurofibromas, which are large complex tumors that occur in 25 to 40 percent of NF1 patients, and the immune system. Their success spurred a second phase of the study in people with neurofibromatosis, which is now underway.
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