Mission of the Neurofibromatosis Center

Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a set of complex genetic disorders that can affect almost every organ system, causing a predisposition for tumors to grow on nerves in the brain and throughout the body.

The mission of  the University of Florida NF Clinic is to provide exceptional care through groundbreaking research. To accomplish this mission, the center’s expert clinicians and laboratory scientists focus on accelerating the pace of scientific discovery and its application to the care of individuals with NF and related disorders. NF also provides a unique opportunity to understand many other disorders common in the general population, including adult and childhood brain tumors, breast cancer, autism, attention deficit, epilepsy, and learning disabilities.

Working together, we have created a unique collaborative environment where research is directed at changing the way we care for individuals and their families living with NF.