Pioneering Research
for a Brighter Tomorrow.

A Beacon of Support

Fanconi Cancer Foundation

Our mission is to improve the lives of people affected by Fanconi anemia and associated cancers worldwide by funding exceptional research and empowering our community.

Founded in 1989 by parents Lynn and David Frohnmayer, FCF’s contributions have been instrumental in understanding the disease and improving treatments, with more than $33 million funded for 260+ research projects worldwide. Life expectancy has more than doubled as treatments have drastically improved. We must now take on the most significant and currently unsolved problem facing the FA community today: cancer.

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The World Leader in FA Research

Igniting Solutions

Empowering Lives through Research

Cancer may be the most difficult issue that people with FA face in their lifetimes. As the leading foundation dedicated to supporting research on this disease, we must intensify our focus on this urgent and currently unsolved problem to discover solutions.

That’s why our research activities are focused on cancer prevention, detection, treatment and awareness. Because all facets of this disease are interconnected, we also fund research into gene editing and gene therapy, preclinical models, clinical trials, improving quality of life, and understanding the disease.


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Unleashing Progress

Lifelong Impact

Our efforts extend beyond research, encompassing advocacy, community support, educational resources, and clinical programs like the Virtual Tumor Board and the FA Patient Registry.

We envision a future in which we can prevent and/or eliminate the primary causes of death and disability in people with FA, enabling them to live full lives. We've come a long way, but we know there is still a lot of work to be done.

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With your help, we are improving the quality of life for people with FA around the world by funding exceptional research. FCF believes in and practices transparency, accountability, and efficiency. We are always striving to become more efficient and to ensure your generous donations are put to best use by directing as much funding as possible to grants and to supporting our community.


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A Network of Love

Caring for Yourself or a Loved One

Join our FA Family Network, which gives you access to educational materials, resources, support services, and community. All information and services are free, and your information is kept confidential.

The Latest

News & Events

Fanconi Cancer Foundation Names Isis Sroka, PhD as CEO; Mark Quinlan Will Serve in Advisory Role Through a Transition Period

The Fanconi Cancer Foundation (FCF) is excited to announce that Dr. Isis Sroka has been named CEO effective August 1, 2024. She succeeds Mark Quinlan who served as Executive Director since 2017 and recently announced his departure. Quinlan will continue in an advisory role with FCF through a transition period.

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FA Europe Meeting Unites Physicians, Researchers and Advocates in Paris

On May 24th, 2024, the FA Europe Network hosted its inaugural pan-European scientific meeting at the historic Saint-Louis Hospital in Paris, marking a significant milestone in international collaboration for Fanconi anemia (FA).

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Behind the Research: Andrew Deans

My lab’s vision for the next five years is to apply what we have learned to develop molecules that can alter FA protein behavior. These could be used to treat cancer or alter gene editing outcomes.

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Join us at the upcoming #FCFSymposium and FA Adult Retreat September 19- 22 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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