The mission of The Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation is to aggressively fund research to accelerate the development of improved therapies and ultimately find a cure for desmoid tumors. We collaborate with dedicated researchers and clinicians worldwide to improve the lives of patients through education, awareness and support.
DTRF is the only foundation in the country dedicated to funding desmoid tumor research and finding a cure for this rare disease. The funding of cutting-edge collaborative research continues to be our priority. We fund research projects at the world’s top sarcoma cancer research centers in both basic science and clinical trials. DTRF-funded research seeks to determine what goes wrong in cells to generate these tumors, what medical and surgical options work best, and what existing drugs or potential new drugs could provide effective treatments. DTRF facilitates collaboration between researchers from different institutions to expedite the development of a cure. DTRF-funded research has already made significant advancements in our understanding of the disease. Discoveries made through desmoid tumor research can also potentially have a significant impact on many other kinds of cancers such as breast, colon, ovarian and other cancers. Learn more about DTRF grants here.