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Anemia clinical trials at UCSF

28 in progress, 12 open to eligible people

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  • Gene Transfer Study Inducing Fetal Hemoglobin in Sickle Cell Disease (GRASP, BMT CTN 2001)

    open to eligible people ages 13-40

    A promising approach for the treatment of genetic diseases is called gene therapy. Gene therapy is a relatively new field of medicine in which genetic material (mostly DNA) in the patient is changed to treat his or her own disease. In gene therapy, we introduce new genetic material in order to fix or replace the patient's disease gene, with the goal of curing the disease. The procedure is similar to a bone marrow transplant, in that the patient's malfunctioning blood stem cells are reduced or eliminated using chemotherapy, but it is different because instead of using a different person's (donor) blood stem cells for the transplant, the patient's own blood stem cells are given back after the new genetic material has been introduced into those cells. This approach has the advantage of eliminating any risk of graft versus host disease (GVHD), reducing the risk of graft rejection, and may also allow less chemotherapy to be utilized for the conditioning portion of the transplant procedure. To introduce new genetic material into the patient's own blood stem cells we use a modified version of a virus (called a 'vector') that efficiently inserts the "correcting" genetic material into the cells. The vector is a specialized biological medicine that has been formulated for use in human beings. Fetal hemoglobin (HbF) is a healthy, non-sickling kind of hemoglobin. The investigators have discovered a gene that is very important in controlling the amount of HbF. Decreasing the expression of this gene in sickle cell patients could increase the amount of fetal hemoglobin while simultaneously reducing the amount of sickle hemoglobin in their blood, specifically the amount in red blood cells where sickle hemoglobin causes damage to the cell, and therefore potentially cure or significantly improve the condition. The gene we are targeting for change in this study that controls the level of fetal hemoglobin is called BCL11A. In summary, the advantages of a gene therapy approach include: 1) it can be used even if the patient does not have a matched donor available; 2) it may allow a reduction in the amount of chemotherapy required to prepare the patient for the transplant; and 3) it will avoid certain strong medicines often required to prevent and treat GVHD and rejection. Our lab studies with normal mice, mice that have a form of SCD, and with cells from the bone marrow of SCD patients who have donated bone marrow for research purposes show this approach is very effective in reducing the amount of sickle hemoglobin in red cells. Our pilot trial testing this approach in 10 patients with SCD has shown that the treatment has not caused any unexpected safety problems, and that it increases HbF within the red blood cells. Our goal is to continue to test whether this approach is safe, and whether using gene therapy to change the expression of BCL11A will lead to decreased episodes of vaso-occlusive crisis pain in people with SCD.

    Oakland, California and other locations

  • Mitapivat (AG-348) in Participants With Sickle Cell Disease (RISE UP)

    open to eligible people ages 16 years and up

    This clinical trial is a Phase 2/3 study that will determine the recommended dose of mitapivat and evaluate the efficacy and safety of mitapivat in sickle cell disease by testing how well mitapivat works compared to placebo to increase the amount of hemoglobin in the blood and to reduce or prevent the occurrence of sickle cell pain crises. In addition, the long-term effect of mitapivat on efficacy and safety will be explored in an open-label extension portion.

    Oakland, California and other locations

  • Pharmacodynamics of Crovalimab as Adjunct Treatment in Prevention of Vaso-Occlusive Episodes (VOE) in Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)

    open to eligible people ages 12-55

    This study is designed to evaluate the efficacy, safety and pharmacokinetics of crovalimab compared with placebo as adjunct therapy in the prevention of VOEs in participants with SCD.

    Oakland, California and other locations

  • EDIT-301 in Participants With Severe Sickle Cell Disease (RUBY)

    open to eligible people ages 12-50

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of treatment with EDIT-301 in adult and adolescent participants with severe sickle cell disease (SCD).

    Oakland, California and other locations

  • Etavopivat in Adults and Adolescents With Sickle Cell Disease (HIBISCUS)

    open to eligible people ages 12-65

    This clinical trial is a Phase 2/3 study that will evaluate the efficacy and safety of etavopivat and test how well etavopivat works compared to placebo to improve the amount of hemoglobin in the blood and to reduce the number of vaso-occlusive crises (times when the blood vessels become blocked and cause pain).

    Oakland, California and other locations

  • Etavopivat in Patients With Thalassemia or Sickle Cell Disease

    open to eligible people ages 12-65

    This clinical trial is a Phase 2 study that will evaluate the safety and clinical activity of etavopivat in patients with thalassemia or sickle cell disease and test how well etavopivat works to lower the number of red blood cell transfusions required and increase hemoglobin.

    Oakland, California and other locations

  • Comparing Unrelated Donor BMT With IST for Pediatric and Young Adult Patients With Severe Aplastic Anemia (TransIT, BMT CTN 2202)

    open to eligible people ages 0-25

    Severe Aplastic Anemia (SAA) is a rare condition in which the body stops producing enough new blood cells. SAA can be cured with immune suppressive therapy or a bone marrow transplant. Regular treatment for patients with aplastic anemia who have a matched sibling (brother or sister), or family donor is a bone marrow transplant. Patients without a matched family donor normally are treated with immune suppressive therapy (IST). Match unrelated donor (URD) bone marrow transplant (BMT) is used as a secondary treatment in patients who did not get better with IST, had their disease come back, or a new worse disease replaced it (like leukemia). This trial will compare time from randomization to failure of treatment or death from any cause of IST versus URD BMT when used as initial therapy to treat SAA. The trial will also assess whether health-related quality of life and early markers of fertility differ between those randomized to URD BMT or IST, as well as assess the presence of marrow failure-related genes and presence of gene mutations associated with MDS or leukemia and the change in gene signatures after treatment in both study arms. This study treatment does not include any investigational drugs. The medicines and procedures in this study are standard for treatment of SAA.

    Oakland, California and other locations

  • Sickle Cell Disease and CardiovAscular Risk - Red Cell Exchange Trial (SCD-CARRE)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The SCD-CARRE trial is a Phase 3, prospective, randomized, multicenter, controlled, parallel two-arm study aimed to determine if automated exchange blood transfusion and standard of care administered to high mortality risk adult SCD patients reduces the total number of episodes of clinical worsening of SCD requiring acute health care encounters (non-elective infusion center/ER/hospital visits) or resulting in death over 12 months as compared with standard of care.

    Oakland, California and other locations

  • Sickle Cell Disease Treatment With Arginine Therapy (STArT) Trial

    open to eligible people ages 3-21

    The trial of IV arginine therapy in children with Vaso-occlusive painful episodes (VOE) in sickle cell disease (SCD) is designed to further knowledge on efficacy and safety of the therapy.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Treosulfan-Based Conditioning Regimen Before a Blood or Bone Marrow Transplant for the Treatment of Bone Marrow Failure Diseases (BMT CTN 1904)

    open to eligible people ages 1-49

    This phase II trial tests whether treosulfan, fludarabine, and rabbit antithymocyte globulin (rATG) work when given before a blood or bone marrow transplant (conditioning regimen) to cause fewer complications for patients with bone marrow failure diseases. Chemotherapy drugs, such as treosulfan, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Fludarabine may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. rATG is used to decrease the body's immune response and may improve bone marrow function and increase blood cell counts. Adding treosulfan to a conditioning regimen with fludarabine and rATG may result in patients having less severe complications after a blood or bone marrow transplant.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Access and Distribution Protocol for Unlicensed Cryopreserved Cord Blood Units (CBUs)

    open to all eligible people

    This study is an access and distribution protocol for unlicensed cryopreserved cord blood units (CBUs) in pediatric and adult patients with hematologic malignancies and other indications.

    Oakland, California and other locations

  • Recruitment and Engagement in Care to Impact Practice Enhancement (RECIPE) for Sickle Cell Disease

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The goal of this observational study is to help us understand more about the best ways to help individuals living with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) get the best care. The main question it aims to answer is: How to find individuals unaffiliated from SCD specialist care use three distinct pathways? Once unaffiliated individuals are found using the pathways, Investigators will employ linkage coordinators (trained staff) to engage these patients in care. Participants will be asked to fill out an assessment survey which will cover areas such as previous and current treatment, clinic and hospital experience, pain, and quality of life. Participants will also be given the option of participation in a 1-hour long interview how they feel about treatment for sickle cell disease including clinic experience, pain, and quality of life?

    Oakland, California and other locations

  • Inclacumab in Participants With Sickle Cell Disease Experiencing Vaso-occlusive Crises

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This Phase 3 study will assess the safety and efficacy of inclacumab, a P-selectin inhibitor, in reducing the frequency of vaso-occlusive crises (VOCs) in approximately 240 adult and adolescent participants (≥ 12 years of age) with sickle cell disease (SCD). Participants will be randomized to receive inclacumab or placebo.

    Oakland, California and other locations

  • BIVV003 for Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in Patients With Severe Sickle Cell Disease

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is an open label, multicenter, Phase 1/2 study in approximately eight adults with severe Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). The study will evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation using BIVV003.

    Oakland, California and other locations

  • Long-term Safety of Inclacumab Administered to Participants With Sickle Cell Disease

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This study is an open-label study to evaluate the safety of long-term administration of inclacumab in participants with sickle cell disease (SCD). Participants in this study will have completed a prior study of inclacumab.

    Oakland, California and other locations

  • AG-348 in Adult Participants With Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency Previously Enrolled in AG-348-006 or AG348-C-007

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is a multicenter, open-label, extension study to evaluate the long-term safety, tolerability, and efficacy of treatment with AG-348 in participants who were previously enrolled in Study AG348-C-006 or Study AG348-C-007.

    Oakland, California and other locations

  • Haplo T-Cell Depleted Transplantation in High-Risk Sickle Cell Disease

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This study is being done to determine the safety and outcome (long-term control) of a high-dose chemotherapy regimen followed by an infusion of CD34 selected (immune cells) stem cells from a partially matched adult family member donor, called haploidentical stem cell transplantation, in high-risk sickle cell disease patients. Funding Source - FDA OOPD

    Oakland, California and other locations

  • Haploidentical Bone Marrow Transplantation in Sickle Cell Patients (BMTCTN1507)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is a Phase II, single arm, multi-center trial, designed to estimate the efficacy and toxicity of haploidentical bone marrow transplantation (BMT) in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). Based on their age and entry criteria patients are stratified into two groups: (1) children with severe SCD; and (2) adults with severe SCD.

    Oakland, California and other locations

  • In Utero Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Alpha-thalassemia Major (ATM)

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    The investigators aims to evaluate the safety of in utero hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in fetuses with alpha-thalassemia major performed at the time of in utero transfusion of red blood cells.

    San Francisco, California

  • Research Study Investigating How Well NDec Works in People With Sickle Cell Disease

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    This study examines how well a new, potential medicine called NDec works and is tolerated in people with sickle cell disease. NDec is a combination of two medicines (decitabine-tetrahydrouridine). Both medicines are new for the treatment of sickle cell disease. Participants who are not taking Hydroxyurea (HU) will get NDec, NDec and placebo, or placebo. Participants who are on HU treatment before joining the study will get NDec, NDec and placebo, or continue on HU. Which treatment participants get is decided by chance. Participants getting NDec and/or Placebo will get capsules to take twice weekly. The study will last for about a year.

    Oakland, California and other locations

  • Long-term Treatment With Voxelotor in Participants Who Have Completed Treatment in Study GBT440-031

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Open Label Extension Study of Voxelotor Clinical Trial Participants with Sickle Cell Disease Who Participated in Voxelotor Clinical Trials

    Oakland, California and other locations

  • GBT440 in Pediatrics With Sickle Cell Disease

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This study consists of four parts, Parts A, B, C, and D. - Part A is a single dose pharmacokinetic (PK) study in pediatric participants with Sickle Cell Disease ages 6 to 17 years. - Part B is a multiple dose, safety, exploratory, efficacy, and PK study in adolescent participants with Sickle Cell Disease ages 12 to 17 years. - Part C is a multiple dose, safety, tolerability, and PK study, which includes the assessment of hematological effects and the effect on TCD flow velocity of voxelotor in pediatric participants with Sickle Cell Disease ages 4 to 17 years. - Part D is a multiple dose, safety, tolerability, and PK study, which examines the hematological effects of voxelotor in pediatric participants with Sickle Cell Disease ages 6 months to < 4 years.

    Brentwood, California and other locations

  • Transplantation of Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats Modified Hematopoietic Progenitor Stem Cells (CRISPR_SCD001) in Patients With Severe Sickle Cell Disease

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    This is an open label, non-randomized, 2-center, phase 1/2 trial of a single infusion of sickle allele modified cluster of differentiation (CD34+) hematopoietic stem progenitor cells (HSPCs) in subjects with in subjects ≥12 years old to 35 years old severe Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). The study will evaluate the hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) using CRISPR/Cas9 edited red blood cells (known as CRISPR_SCD001 Drug Product).

    Oakland, California and other locations

  • Unrelated Donor Transplant Versus Immune Therapy in Pediatric Severe Aplastic Anemia

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this study is to determine the feasibility of comparing outcomes of patients treated de novo with immunosuppressive therapy (IST) versus matched unrelated donor (MUD) hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) for pediatric acquired severe aplastic anemia.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Zinc Supplementation in Sickle Cell Disease

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    The goal of this short term prospective Phase II study is to compare the effects of two alternate daily doses of zinc (25 and 40 mg/day) in 34 randomly assigned homozygous Sickle Cell Disease (SCD-SS) patients aged 15-35 years old. The main question it aims to answer is: Which biomarkers are most responsive to zinc supplementation, and what is the maximum tolerated zinc dose that induces the desired changes in biomarkers of bone turnover? Participants will be recruited from 7 American Society Hematology Research Collaborative SCD Centers. Eligible SCD subjects will be invited to participate in the 16-week study, involving 2 baseline blood draws 4 weeks apart, followed by a 12-week zinc intervention. The findings from this study will be used to determine the dosage of zinc to be used in a larger, future study on the long term impact of zinc supplementation on bone health in SCD-SS.

    Oakland, California

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Response in Sickle Cell Disease

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this study is to assess the antibody response to COVID-19 vaccination in a cohort of patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) and to assess vaccine and SCD related complications around the time of vaccination.

    Oakland, California and other locations

  • Long - Term Follow Up of Sickle Cell Disease and Beta-thalassemia Subjects Previously Exposed to BIVV003 or ST-400.

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    Primary Objectives: Long-term safety of BIVV003 in participants with severe sickle cell disease (SCD) and ST- 400 in participants with transfusion-dependent beta-thalassemia (TDT) Secondary Objectives: - Long-term efficacy of the biological treatment effect of BIVV003 in SCD - Long-term efficacy of the clinical treatment effect of BIVV003 on SCD-related clinical events - Long-term efficacy of the biological treatment effect of ST-400 in TDT - Long-term efficacy of the clinical treatment effect of ST-400 in TDT

    Oakland, California and other locations

  • Sickle Cell Disease Treated With Ex Vivo Gene Therapy

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    This is a multi-center, long-term safety and efficacy follow-up study for subjects with sickle cell disease who have been treated with ex vivo gene therapy drug product in bluebird bio-sponsored clinical studies. After completing the parent clinical study (approximately 2 years), eligible subjects will be followed for an additional 13 years for a total of 15 years post-drug product infusion. No investigational drug product will be administered in the study.

    Oakland, California and other locations

Our lead scientists for Anemia research studies include .

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