Kids Fighting Cancer and Sickle Cell Disease are Showing Everyone Their Strength Through Photos
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Kids Fighting Cancer and Sickle Cell Disease are Showing Everyone Their Strength Through Photos

September was Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Sickle Cell Awareness Month. To mark to occasion, the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta released a…

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Innovative Program in Greenville, SC Helps Patients With Sickle Cell Anemia
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Innovative Program in Greenville, SC Helps Patients With Sickle Cell Anemia

According to a story from Greenville Online, the Greenville Health System has begun implementing a comprehensive treatment program for patients with sickle cell disease and its most severe and common…

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Is Fetal Gene Therapy the Cure to These Rare Diseases?
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Is Fetal Gene Therapy the Cure to These Rare Diseases?

Scientists are researching the possibility of fetal gene therapies as possible cures for rare diseases, such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy, hemophilia, sickle cell disease, and Gaucher's disease.  With fetal gene…

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Researchers Investigated the Role of Technology in Self-Management of Sickle Cell Disease
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Researchers Investigated the Role of Technology in Self-Management of Sickle Cell Disease

Researchers have investigated whether self-management electronic health (eHealth) interventions, such as text messaging, apps, and online cognitive-behavioural therapy, should be used to help patients with sickle cell disease self-manage the…

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ICYMI: Orphan Drug Designation Has Been Awarded to a Drug Being Developed to Treat Sickle Cell Disease

The experimental drug olinciguat (IW-1701) has been granted Orphan Drug Designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of sickle cell disease. The full article can…

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Interim Data From a Study of a Sickle Cell Disease Gene Therapy Has Been Announced

The experimental gene therapy LentiGlobin for the treatment of severe sickle cell disease is being investigated in an ongoing Phase 1 clinical trial. Bluebird Bio, the company developing the therapy,…

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The FDA has placed an Investigational Drug For Sickle Cell Disease on Clinical Hold
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The FDA has placed an Investigational Drug For Sickle Cell Disease on Clinical Hold

The Investigational New Drug Application for the experimental drug CTX001 for treating sickle cell disease has been put on clinical hold, announced Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated and CRISPR Therapeutics. This hold…

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A New Sickle Cell Diseases Drug Has Been Awarded Orphan Drug Status by the US and EU
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A New Sickle Cell Diseases Drug Has Been Awarded Orphan Drug Status by the US and EU

A new drug called Altemia is being developed to treat sickle cell diseases in children, reports BioPortfolio. It has recently been awarded Orphan Drug designation in both the United States…

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The City of Hope Just Received Millions in Funding To Test A New Procedure to Treat Sickle Cell Disease
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The City of Hope Just Received Millions in Funding To Test A New Procedure to Treat Sickle Cell Disease

According to a story from bioportfolio.com, The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine has given $5.74 million to the City of Hope, a private, nonprofit clinical research center that is primarily…

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