Michelle Watkins


Michelle Watkins is 44-years-old and lives in Pittsburgh, Penn. with her husband and son. During her battle with cancer at age 32, she was diagnosed with FA. Since her FA diagnosis, Michelle has been very involved in the FA community and openly shares her story in the hopes it may help others. She currently works as a medical assistant and manages a neurology practice and infusion center. She is passionate about volunteering at health fairs and is an FA and cancer advocate. In her free time, Michelle enjoys traveling, fishing and camping with her family. She is also a diehard Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

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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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