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er drugs.

He added: Using human in vitro cell culture, which is the unique aspect of our work, allows us to move seamlessly and relatively quickly from lab-based biochemistry to drug therapies, clinical trials and hopefully successful outcomes.

Maria Toman, chair, the Neurofibromatosis Association, commented: The Neurofibromatosis Association (www.nfauk.org), as the only charity working in the UK with patients and families affected by neurofibromatosis, welcomes this breakthrough heralding the possibility of new, non invasive treatment for NF2 with the potential to transform management of this debilitating and long term condition, and will be watching progress of the trials with close interest. Our members have benefited hugely from Professor Hanemanns clinical work since his arrival at the Peninsula Medical School and by his establishment of the first specialist neurofibromatosis clinic in the South West of England. We hope that similar approaches in neurofibromatosis type one, one of the commonest genetic diseases, will bring treatment trials in the near future.

Dr. Kim Hunter-Schaedle, chief scientific officer of the Childrens Tumor Foundation said: Dr. Hanemanns work is very exciting. There is currently no effective treatment for neurofibromatosis. As a physician and researcher he should be able to take positive results quickly from the bench to the patient, getting promising neurofibromatosis drug therapies as quickly as possible into clinical trials. The Childrens Tumour Foundation has provided seed funding to Professor Hanemann and to an international consortium of research establishments of which the Peninsula Medical School is one. It will fund over $3 million for neurofibromatosis research programmes in 2008. More information is available by logging on at www.ctf.org.

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