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A Community United by Cardio-Facio-Cutaneous Syndrome

Welcome to the official website for Cardio-Facio-Cutaneous International.  CFC International was incorporated in 1999 as a support group for families and others whose lives are touched by this very rare syndrome.  Our goal is to be a source of information so that we can raise awareness and educate the public, the medical community as well as families about Cardio-Facio-Cutaneous Syndrome.  We invite you to take a closer look at who we are, what we do, and how you can support our efforts.

What is Cardiofaciocutaneous (CFC) syndrome?

CFC syndrome is a rare genetic condition that typically affects the heart (cardio-), facial features (facio-) and skin (cutaneous).  It is seen with equal frequency in males and females and across all ethnic groups.  Children with CFC syndrome may have certain features that suggest the diagnosis, such as relatively large head size, down-slanting eyes, sparse eyebrows, curly hair, areas of thickened or scaly skin, and small stature.   Most will also have a heart defect.  Read more...
NEW! The 2015 CFC Conference Program. Welcome, Special Events, Workshop Schedule & Descriptions, and Speaker Biographies.
NEW! CFC Newsletter, November 2015. In this Edition: Message from the Executive Director, Donations, Dr. Bruce Gelb, CFC Welcomes Newest Board Member, Highlights from Seattle Washington Conference, Giovanni Neri: My life with the CFC syndrome, Jacob's Legacy, Our 20 Year Journey to the CFC Conference, and CFC Conference 2015: A Newly Diagnosed Family's Experience.
NEW! Northern Cass students crown special classmate Homecoming Queen. At Northern Cass School Friday afternoon, a gymnasium full of compassion. The Jaguars took on Milnor-North Sargent on the football field, but before all that a Homecoming coronation that will be talked about for years to come.
NEW! The Research Study for Growth Delay and Short Stature in Children with CFC is starting. Please see this flyer for more information on how you can participate.
NEW! Raise money for CFC through GoodSearch and GoodShop. Click here to find out more.
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Hello and welcome to our community!
Receiving the diagnosis of cardio-facio-cutaneous (CFC) syndrome may seem overwhelming right now, however, over time, you will realize that your child’s diagnosis will have changed your family’s lives for the better. You may be feeling confused, sad, fearful, and angry, all at the same time.
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GeneTests is a publicly funded medical genetics information resource developed for physicians, other healthcare providers, and researchers, available at no cost to all interested persons. At this site are online publications of expert-authored disease reviews, an international directory of genetic testing laboratories, an international directory of genetics and prenatal diagnosis clinics and other educational materials. For more information on genetic testing for CFC Syndrome click here
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