How to Use this Site: SCDTrialMap.com and ClinicalTrials.gov
To find trials that are testing new treatments for SCD, on the HOME/Map of the United States page, move your mouse, or touch any part of the map to see if an SCD Clinical trial is active in that state. If the State turns red in color, active trials are being held currently. Click and scroll down, below the map, for a detailed listing of active SCD Clinical Trials in the city closest to where you live. Select the specific trial by treatment/drug name and you will be taken to the information on ClinicalTrials.gov.
Currently there are 134 interventional studies listed for the treatment of sickle cell disease. New approaches to treating SCD are in development and every year new therapeutics enter into clinical trials. Therefore, if you do not see a trial in your state, check back every month or so. This website will be updated periodically to identify new clinical trial sites.
About Clinical Trials
Clinical trials look at new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease. Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses.
Built into the process is protection of patient’s rights so that abuses like the Tuskegee experiments can never happen again.
For more information, click on the links below to go to the National Institute of Health or FDA websites:
ClinicalTrials.gov is run by the US National Institute of Health. To learn about how to use ClinicalTrials.gov, click on the YouTube Video below: