Fanconi Anemia (FA), named for Swiss pediatrician Guido Fanconi, is the most common of the inherited anemias that lead to progressive, severe bone marrow failure, also known as aplastic anemia. FA is a genetic disorder that occurs equally in males and females and is found in all ethnic groups. Many children do not survive to adulthood. Fanconi Canada raises money for research into finding a cure and/or treatments for Fanconi Anemia. Fanconi Canada also raises awareness among members of the general public and the medical community about Fanconi Anemia. All money raised through public donations supports medical research, while administrative expenses are funded by FA families. Research into FA is being performed worldwide by many committed researchers. FA research leads to a better understanding of the cancers that affect many FA patients. These cancers can occur in any part of the body and pose an extraordinary risk for FA patients. Understanding how to prevent, diagnose and treat these cancers is an urgent priority and holds benefits for the community at large, not just FA patients. Canadian researchers have played a leading role in FA research.
Fanconi Canada is an Official Charity in the 2016 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Charity Challenge. How can I get involved?
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