Support & Education

Start From the Beginning

What is Fanconi Anemia?

Fanconi anemia (known as FA) is a complex disease that can affect every system of the body, and the severity of symptoms can differ widely from person to person. A diagnosis of FA has social, emotional, and financial impacts on the individual and family, as well. Being educated and supported throughout the process of diagnosis, and into treatment and management, is paramount to well-being and coping with a chronic disease.

Stay Informed

Resource Library

Explore our library of educational materials and videos to empower individuals and families impacted by FA. Gain insights, guidance, and understanding to navigate FA’s complexities with more confidence.

Find Your Family


FCF hopes to offer a place where anyone in the FA community can gain support and connection among others who have lived with FA and its associated cancers. FCF hosts annual gathering opportunities including our FA Family Retreat and the Retreat for Adults with FA to foster important relationships for individuals and families to connect, educate, and empower one another.

You're Part of the Story, Too

Caregiver Support

We understand that an FA diagnosis impacts the entire family, extending beyond the individual affected by it directly. As a caregiver to someone with FA, you play a crucial role in their journey. Our aim is to support you by offering valuable education, connection, and caregiver specific support opportunities, to ease the challenges associated with caring for someone with FA.

A Global Community

International Support

Though the Fanconi Cancer Foundation is based in the United States, individuals with FA live on every continent. In an effort to recognize and respond to the global reach of this disease, we are pleased to partner informally with a number of international FA groups, as well as provide grants to support international community impact efforts.

In This Together

Grief Support

During times of loss, seeking support and solace can be vital. FCF offers a caring community for those navigating the complexities of grief. Explore resources, including grief support groups, to accompany you in this experience. Whether you’re in need of comforting resources or the companionship of others who understand, we’re here for you.

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Join Our Family Support Group

“This group has a wonderful amount of knowledge to share & will send you positive vibes when you lack strength. It’s a wonderful outlet for questions, information, love, and support throughout the journey.”

—FA Parent

Signing up with FCF gives you access to educational materials, resources, support services, and community, including a private Facebook group. All information and services are free, and your information is kept confidential.

The Latest

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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