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Kyra, who has sickle cell, had suffered a devastating stroke — her second — a common complication of this inherited disease, which afflicts 100,000 Americans, most of them Black. She most likely would never have had the strokes if she had been given an annual screening test and treatment proven more than two decades earlier to prevent nine out of 10 strokes in children with the disease and recommended by the National Institutes of Health. But like countless other children with sickle cell, she was never screened.
This is a paradoxical moment for people who have this painful, deadly disease. For the first time, gene therapies that have advanced through clinical trials offer the real possibility of a cure.
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people & placesThe Regional Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center at Robert Wood Johnson Medical SchoolThe Division of Hematology provides spec...
people & placesStephen Craig Nelson, MDDr. Stephen Nelson completed his Board C...
people & placesMary Hulihan, DrPHDr. Mary Hulihan is the Health Scientist...
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