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Sickle Cell Anemia clinical trials at UCSF

20 in progress, 8 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

  • 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

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

    open to eligible people ages 12 years and up

    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

  • 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

  • Red Blood Cell - IMProving trAnsfusions for Chronically Transfused Recipients

    open to all eligible people

    Red Blood Cell - IMProving trAnsfusions for Chronically Transfused recipients (RBC-IMPACT) is an observational cohort study to assess donor, component, and recipient factors that contribute to RBC efficacy in chronically and episodically transfused patients. The objective of the study is to determine how specific genetic and non-genetic factors in donors and recipients may impact RBC survival after transfusion - in short, what factors on both the donor and recipient side may improve the efficacy of the transfusion.

    Oakland, California and other locations

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

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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, not currently recruiting here

    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

  • 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 Sickle Cell Anemia research studies include .

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