SC News and Research

This category explores past, present and future research and news in sickle cell.

New Funding Opportunity for Researchers – Deadline May 31, 2019

All researchers are invited to take on the challenge of advancing cures for sickle cell disease (SCD). The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is accepting applications...

CRISPR Therapeutics and Vertex Announce FDA Fast Track Designation for CTX001...

Talk to your doctor about enrolling in the study. ZUG, Switzerland and CAMBRIDGE and BOSTON, Mass. – April 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CRISPR Therapeutics (Nasdaq:...

CMS Recommends Beneficiaries with Sickle Cell Disease to be Excluded from...

On April 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released updates to the Medicare Advantage and Part D programs for 2020. The agency recommended...

ASPHO Conference – Session on Sickle Cell Disease

The American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology’s 2019 Annual Conference will feature a session on sickle cell disease (SCD), Friday, May 3, from 4:45 pm –...

CDC Issues Key Clarification on Guideline for Prescribing Opiods for Chronic...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released clarification on prescribing opioids to manage pain for certain conditions. The clarification, regarding CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing...

ASH is Seeking Feedback on Two New SCD Guidelines on Pain...

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) is seeking public comments on two draft clinical practice guidelines: sickle cell disease (SCD)-related pain, and SCD-related transplantation. The...

SCD Cure through Stem Cell Transplant

Exciting news!! Akshat Jain, MD, Director of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital and his team cures a Sickle Cell Disease patient through...

SC and CBS 60 Minutes

On Sunday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m. ET, NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins and NIH senior investigator Dr. John Tisdale will be part of a CBS 60 Minutes segment on...

Progress in Gene-Editing Therapy

Exciting news! CRISPR Therapeutics and Vertex Announce Progress in Clinical Development Programs for the Investigational CRISPR/Cas9 Gene-Editing Therapy CTX001. They have dosed the first...

Rare Disease Day Countdown!

Hello warriors! We have just over a week until February 28th, which is Rare Disease Day! In the US, a rare disease is defined as...
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