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Rothmund-Thomson Syndrome (RTS) is a rare genetic disorder that can affect people of all races and nationalities. Symptoms often first appear during infancy, usually between three and six months of age, in the form of a skin rash on the cheeks. Patients can have just a few or several features of the syndrome.

The Mission of the Rothmund-Thomson Syndrome Foundation is to foster worldwide awareness and education about RTS and related disorders and to encourage research through support of scientists and physicians devoted to studying the clinical spectrum, molecular and cellular basis of RECQL4 and related syndromes.



2014 Band Together For RTS Foundation Hosted By The Sperou Family





2013 Rothmund-Thomson Syndrome Sharing and Caring Conference

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Thanks to generous donations from RTS families and friends, the Foundation held a Sharing and Caring Conference in London on 1-2 Nov 2013. We invited 25 families from across Europe to participate and 14 families from Spain, Ireland, Belgium and the United Kingdom were able to attend. Our special thanks to Great Ormond Street Hospital, and specifically to Dr. Caroline Brain, Dr. John Harper, and Niloo Bozorgi, for helping to make the conference a tremendous success. Click here to view photos from the event.



2012 Sharing and Caring Conference

Thank you to all the families who were able to attend the conference in Virginia. A special thank you to Dr. Lisa Wang, of Texas Children's Cancer Center, Dr. Croteau of the National Institute of Health, Dr. Levy, Pediatric Dermatology Service at Dell Children's Medical Center and Dr. Zakutny CSW,DSW. View pictures from the conference. _______________________________________________________________

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