Sept is Sickle Cell Awareness Month!

We Need New Treatments for Sickle Cell Disease

In July, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first new treatment for sickle cell in 20 years.

1998

Hydroxyurea

Is the first drug approved to treat sickle cell disease in adults

20+ YEARS

2017

L-glutamine (Endari)

Approved to treat sickle cell disease in adults and children

Hydroxyurea (Siklos)

Approved to treat sickle cell disease in children

More Hope on the Horizon

Clinical studies happen in phases, as researchers learn more about the safety and effectiveness of the new drug for humans.

There are clinical studies looking for participants so that they can conduct the research necessary to advance understanding about potential therapies and treatments.

number of phase 01 sickle cell studies curently recruiting

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number of phase 03 sickle cell studies curently recruiting

Information per clinicaltrials.gov, 5/4/19. Visit clinicaltrials.gov to learn more about recruitment and participation in clinical trials.

Talk to your doctor.
It's easy!

Take our “Ask Your Doctor” sheet to your physician to start a conversation about clinical studies. There are 5 questions that will help you learn more about studies in your area.

Want more information about clinical studies?

ClinicalTrials.gov is a database of privately and publicly funded clinical studies conducted around the world. Explore 259,383 research studies in all 50 states and in 201 countries.

ClinicalTrials.gov is a resource provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

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CDC laboratories routinely work with some of the most deadly germs in the world – identifying health threats and conducting vital public health research. CDC constantly develops and reviews extensive laboratory guidelines and procedures to protect both the public and laboratory workers.

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