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Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Research

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is investing in cutting-edge research into transformational therapies and better treatments in order to fight for a life unlimited by cystic fibrosis (CF).


Cystic Fibrosis Trust Microscope in a labAccording to the UK Cystic Fibrosis Registry's 2016 Annual Report, only half of those with cystic fibrosis will live to see their 47th birthday. Over the last 50 years, we have been committed to funding the cutting-edge research that has paved the way for the treatments that are available to people today. We are one of the largest funders of research into cystic fibrosis in the UK, and people with the condition are now living longer and healthier lives than every before.

As people with cystic fibrosis are living longer, complications such as CF-related diabetes and osteoporosis are becoming more prevalent, and there is more pressure on adult clinical services. We are therefore supporting greater investment in research projects and training clinicians to help people with cystic fibrosis live longer and healthier lives, unlimited by the condition.

Our wide range of research grants offers support to scientists at every stage in their careers, helping us to attract and retain the brightest and best scientific minds into a career in cystic fibrosis research.

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Research areas

Take a look at the different areas of research we are helping to fund.

Research we are funding

Explore the research projects we are funding, which include our Strategic Research Centres, Venture and Innovation Awards, Research Sandpits, and our annual CF's Got Talent! competition. You can also apply for funding.

Our research strategy

Find out about our five-year research strategy for 2013-2018 and how we are ensuring that our investments in cutting-edge research will benefit people with cystic fibrosis.


Brighter futures

Find out how far care and treatment have come, meaning people with CF are living longer and healthier lives than ever before!

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Research areas

Researchers are investigating a range of issues related to cystic fibrosis, from transplants to bacterial infections and gene therapy.

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Clinical Trials Accelerator Platform

Find out how we're increasing access to clinical trials for people with CF across the UK.

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