Joyce Owen

Director Emeritus | PhD

Joyce was a dear friend and neighbor of co-founders Lynn and David Frohnmayer; their daughters were playmates. When Kirsten Frohnmayer was diagnosed with FA, they were all devastated. Joyce, a molecular biologist, was able to help interpret information. When the Frohnmayers founded FARF, Joyce was one of the earliest board members. She did the page layout and editing of the FA Family Newsletter for a number of years, and several editions of the Handbook for Families and Guidelines for Clinical Care. She also designed the first FARF website.

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Breaking Ground in Cancer Research: Introducing the Fanconi Cancer Foundation-AACR NextGen Grant

That's why we're thrilled to announce the launch of the Fanconi Cancer Foundation-AACR NextGen Grant for Transformative Cancer Research, a flagship funding opportunity in partnership with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).

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Introducing the Fanconi Cancer Foundation: A New Era in FA Research & Impact

In 1989, Lynn and David Frohnmayer founded the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund (FARF), determined and desperate to find a cure for their three daughters diagnosed with Fanconi anemia (FA). Since then, their vision has grown into a vibrant community of FA families, researchers, clinicians, donors, fundraisers, staff, and volunteers, all dedicated to improving outcomes for people with FA.

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2024 Research Updates

Research is the answer to one day making FA a treatable, manageable disease. Here, you'll discover the most recent strides in FA research and activities funded by FCF. Every quarter, we'll bring you updates on newly funded grants, ongoing projects, and significant milestones.

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