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P-Selectin Inhibitor for Sickle Cell Treatment

Richard Cummings, PhD

Sickle cell disease affects millions of people throughout the world, particularly black and Hispanic communities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that approximately 90,000 to 100,000 Americans have sickle cell disease. Globally, this number is in the millions. Yet there is no widely available cure for the disease. Treatments for sickle cell disease primarily consist of managing the symptoms that come along with the disease, such as pain, anemia and stroke, instead of treating the disease itself.

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