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“Virades de l’espoir” 2022: Walks of hope in France to help in the fight against cystic fibrosis

Les Virades de l'espoir 2022

September 23, 2022

2002-2022: 20 years of major progress

The year 2022 marks 20 years of major advances in the diagnosis and management of cystic fibrosis in France and around the world:

These measures have made it possible to improve the prognosis of this disease, allowing early diagnosis and multidisciplinary management organized within the CRCMs from the first weeks of life thanks to neonatal screening. The benefits for patients have been observed at all levels of care, with a favorable cost-benefit ratio:

  • improved respiratory and nutritional prognoses
  • increased survival
  • reduction in the burden of treatments.

Further progress is needed

Despite these important advances, many patients are still missing out on innovative treatments. In addition, there are currently no curative treatments for patients with cystic fibrosis. Thus, further efforts are needed to continue to combat this disease.

“Virades de l’espoir”: Walks of Hope to raise awareness and funds

The “Virades de l’espoir”, created in 1985, help raise awareness of the fight against cystic fibrosis and raise funds to improve the lives of patients with the disease, most notably by funding research into the development of new treatments.