Today marks the start of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Week . Despite the considerable burden of treatment, people with CF are determined to live their lives to the full. Your support during Cystic Fibrosis Week will help people with Cystic Fibrosis to live longer and fuller lives. Money raised during Cystic Fibrosis Week will help the Cystic Fibrosis Trust continue to fund medical research to fight the symptoms of, and treat the cause of Cystic Fibrosis. It will help the Cystic Fibrosis Trust improve the care of people with CF, and will help provide direct support for people with Cystic Fibrosis and their families.
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is one of the leading investors in CF research in the world. Last year we spent £3.1 million on medical research. We fund work to control the symptoms and treat the cause of Cystic Fibrosis. The CF Trust funds research into gene therapy to add a healthy copy of the gene to the lungs of those with Cystic Fibrosis. A major clinical trial is hoped to begin later this year involving up to 100 young people with Cystic Fibrosis. This is the first time in the world CF gene therapy has been studied this way.