About Us

The Children's Tumour Foundation (CTF) is the leading charity supporting those living with Neurofibromatosis (NF) in Australia.

In addition to building meaningful community connections and funding promising research, the CTF has a dedicated support team who provide reliable and balanced information for those impacted, as well as their families, at every stage of their journey. 

We believe that tumours should never be a person's normal and are on a mission to help #conquerNF.

What is Neurofibromatosis?

Neurofibromatosis (NF) is one of the most common genetic conditions. It can affect anyone regardless of ethnicity, age, gender or family history. Sufferers develop benign tumours called neurofibromas, which grow around the body's nerve cells - under the surface of the skin, deep in the body, including the spinal cord and brain. These growths can cause sufferers problems with their vision and balance - even blindness and deafness.

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Help Us Cure NF

Your support will:

  • Find vital research into treatments
  • Fund support programs for sufferers and their families
  • Fund information we provide to educators and health professionals
  • Increase public awareness of NF
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