Li-Fraumeni Syndrome (LFS) is linked to a mutation in the TP53 tumor suppressor gene.

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Living LFS - Li-Fraumeni Syndrome

San Diego Living LFS members, friends and family of all ages, we're having a regional meetup! Join us tomorrow at 6pm for an evening beach picnic in La Jolla! ... See MoreSee Less

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Living LFS - Li-Fraumeni Syndrome

Calling all San Diego mutants, family, and friends of all ages! Join us for an evening picnic at Windansea Beach in La Jolla from 6pm until whenever for fun and laughs!

Bring food and drinks for your tribe, and some to share if you're able! (Sorry, no alcohol or glass on the beach!) Don't forget beach chairs, towels and/or blankets to sit on, and a sweater just in case...

Let's meet at the corner of Neptune and Westbourne and find our perfect picnic spot from there:

Street parking is available, or there are a few parking spaces on Neptune between Nautilus and Bonair Streets:

For those interested, perhaps adult beverages at The Shack Bar and Grill afterwards?

Contact Andi Last if you need more info- can't wait to see you there! ... See MoreSee Less

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So What's up with the ELEPHANTS? Dr. Joshua Schiffman is working with Asian Elephants and their blood- they don't develop cancer like humans do! Elephants have 40 copies of the p53 gene. People with LFS have mutated p53 and over 50% of all cancers have mutated p53! This video explains a bit about the gene, the research and why we love Dr. Schiffman and elephants! don’t elephants get cancer? Pediatric oncologist, Dr. Joshua Schiffman is working to find out! Dr. Schiffman believes that elephants may hold the key to ... ... See MoreSee Less

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Living with LFS has many challenges, stresses, and choices. We do not get to choose our DNA or IF we will get cancer. We can choose whether or not to screen or make lifestyle choices that affect our health. In a recent perspective article in the New England Journal of Medicine, Shekinah N.C. Elmore, M.D. shares her experience with LFS as a patient, medical student and doctor. Most importantly, Dr. Elmore discusses the devastation, the emotional aspects of learning to live … read more