Thursday, February 4, 2010


This morning when I checked my e-mail and was so happy to get the good news. I believe there is still A long road ahead of us but this gives us hope that we are one step closer to A CURE!!!! Please keep praying and have faith that soon there will be A CURE. Thanks to YOUR donations we are SO close....So don't forget to click the DONATE NOW link at the right... NO AMOUNT IS TO SMALL
Dear Friend,This week, we gained important new ground in our work to advance the development of new cystic fibrosis treatments.VX-809, a potential CF drug developed by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, showed encouraging results in a preliminary Phase 2a clinical trial. VX-809 is one of the first investigational drugs aimed at treating the underlying causes of CF.The oral therapy was tested in patient volunteers who have the most common cystic fibrosis mutation, Delta F508. Results from the trial showed VX-809 was well-tolerated and, in a subset of CF patients, reduced sweat chloride levels — a key indicator of CF.VX-809 is the direct result of one of the Foundation’s largest investments in drug development. This gives us confidence that our innovative approach to science leads to progress.Without your support, this milestone would simply not be possible. Your contributions help us build hope for the future and continue to advance vital cystic fibrosis research.Thank you for your commitment to the fight against CF. Together, we are making a difference!
Robert J. Beall, Ph.D.
President and CEOCystic Fibrosis Foundation

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