Posted on

NF Fact of the Day May 6th

Reggie and Dr Slopis MD Anderson NF Symposium

NF1 is the most common neurofibromatosis, occurring in 1 in 3,000 to 4,000 individuals in the United States.  Although many affected people inherit the disorder, between 30 and 50 percent of new cases result from a spontaneous genetic mutation of unknown cause.  Once this mutation has taken place, the mutant gene can be passed to succeeding generations.