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Oxbryta Given Promising Innovative Medicine Status in UK

A Promising Innovative Medicine (PIM) designation has been granted to Oxbryta (voxelotor), a treatment to reduce the destruction of red blood cells in people, 12 and older, with sickle cell disease (SCD). The designation, given to promising therapies that are likely to provide major benefit to patients, follows…

Machine Learning Can Predict Rapid Kidney Function Decline

Machine learning tools can identify sickle cell disease (SCD) patients at high risk of progressive kidney disease as early as six months in advance, a study shows. The study, “Using machine learning to predict rapid decline of kidney function in sickle cell anemia,” was published in the journal…

Imaging Technique Predicts Risk of Vision Problems

Rapid and repeated imaging of blood flow through the eyes can inform physicians of a patient’s risk of sustaining eye damage and developing vision problems related to sickle cell disease (SCD), as well as of how effective a given therapy is, a recent study shows. According to researchers, this…

US Nonprofits Team Up to Bolster Advocacy Efforts

Two U.S. nonprofits are partnering to tackle legislative issues that benefit sickle cell disease (SCD) patients and their families. The partnership between the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA) and the Sickle Cell Community Consortium (SCCC) will include collaborating on the association’s annual Advocacy Day…