In The News | Sickle Cell Disease

  • Promising gene editing therapy shows hope in sickle cell disease cure

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    Researchers have presented the latest findings from a clinical trial aimed at discovering a cure for sickle cell disease, a painful genetic blood disorder with limited treatment options.

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  • I told my high school friend we’d battle sickle cell together. But she didn’t make it past 18

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    Sickle cell is an agonising blood disease that kills thousands of children each year in Africa. As a ‘sickler’ in my 30s, I’m one of the lucky ones

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  • Study finds rise in hospitalizations for ischemic priapism

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    Researchers analyzed nationwide data from Germany to evaluate trends and outcomes in hospitalized cases of high- and low-flow priapism, finding increased hospitalizations for ischemic priapism and reduced cases linked to sickle cell disease.

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  • Seeking a sickle cell cure: Boy in DC is 1st to get gene therapy

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    Kendric Cromer is treated at Children’s National Hospital in D.C. and may become the first person cured of sickle cell disease with gene therapy.

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  • ‘Life-changing’ sickle cell disease treatment made available on NHS

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    Thousands of people living in the UK could see their lives transformed by the drug Voxelotor.

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  • ‘Life-changing’ drug for sickle cell disease to be offered by NHS in England

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    Voxelotor, which can help reduce need for blood transfusions, is administered as a daily tablet

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  • Daughter of NFL running back Tevin Coleman put on ventilator

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    The 6-year-old daughter of NFL running back Tevin Coleman was recently put on a ventilator amid her fight against sickle cell disease.

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  • Affordable stroke-risk screening could save the lives of many children in sub-Saharan Africa with sickle cell disease

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    Sickle cell disease causes lower oxygen levels and abnormal blood flow in the brain, which can lead to a stroke. New research into noninvasive screening methods could help reduce the risk.

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  • How genetic therapies transformed the lives of sickle cell patients

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    Their stories are divided into before and after.First, those long years of pain which flooded every moment — school, relationships, work.And then — after agonizing treatments — what felt like the miracle of life after sickle cell disease (SCD).Two Americans whose lives were turned around by newly…

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  • Two new gene therapies could present possible cure for sickle cell disease, but access is an obstacle

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    High costs and the complexity of administering the drugs may keep them out of reach of patients in need

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