Rachel Altmann

Board Member

Mother of Nina
Rachel has been active in the Fanconi anemia community for several years, as an FA parent, a contributor to FARF newsletters, and a fundraiser. She has worked in the education sector for many years, as an environmental educator at Hawai’i Nature Center and most recently as Library Outreach Specialist at Multnomah County Library in Portland, Ore. Her daughter, Nina, succumbed to complications from Fanconi anemia in 2006 at age three. Rachel continues to honor Nina’s legacy by working to advance FA research and support other families who face FA.

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News & Events

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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