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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation launches $500 million path to a cure

Nov 01, 2019 11:04 IST

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation just unveiled an ambitious project, called Path to a Cure, to help find a possible cure for anyone suffering from the life-threatening disease, called Cystic fibrosis. Under the research project, the team hopes to identify innovative therapies to help those who do not respond to current treatment for the inherited disorder that affects the lungs and the digestive system. Last week, a long-anticipated drug for treating cystic fibrosis was approved by Vertex pharmaceuticals but it does not cover cases with rare mutations. The foundation has launched a $500 million initiative to address this issue and cover the gaps

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