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Medical researchers who are interested in initiating a thalassemia-related project or who have an existing project that requires additional funding: The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation may be just what you need.
CAF has a decades-long history of supporting innovative and important research in thalassemia. Our established and respected Medical Fellowship program has funded numerous early career individuals who have continued to stay in the thalassemia field and make important contributions to the scientific and clinical study of thalassemia.
Our Support for Ongoing Clinical Research in Thalassemia Grants and Clinical Trials in Thalassemia Cell and Gene Therapy Grants are aggressively pushing forward the understanding of issues of concern to the growing thalassemia population and helping to propel advances in areas of primary importance.
November 3, 2021 – The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation is accepting applications for medical research grants and fellowships in areas related to thalassemia. The awards are in three categories: Support for Ongoing Clinical Research in Thalassemia Research Fellowships Clinical Trials in Thalassemia Cell and Gene Therapy Details are as follows: Support for Ongoing Clinical Research in […]
November 2, 2020 – The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation is accepting applications for medical research grants and fellowships in areas related to thalassemia. The awards are in two categories: (1) Support for Ongoing Clinical Research in Thalassemia, and (2) Research Fellowships. Details are as follows: SUPPORT FOR ONGOING CLINICAL RESEARCH IN THALASSEMIA The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation […]
May 1, 2019 – This past Monday at the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ASGCT) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., Orchard Therapeutics presented positive results from its gene therapy trial for the treatment of beta thalassemia. During this study, nine transfusion-dependent beta thalassemia patents received OTL-300 gene therapy treatment, and all nine treated […]
CAF is pleased to announce that five new Cooley’s Anemia Foundation Medical Research Fellowships and two renewal Fellowships have been awarded for the 2018-2019 grant cycle. The total amount of funding for the 7 research Fellowships is $227,500. These Fellowship recipients were assessed on the basis of the quality of the scientific content, the academic […]
September 20, 2018 – The START study is examining the effects of giving early treatment of deferiprone to young children with beta thalassemia who have started receiving regular blood transfusions but have not yet reached the criteria for starting on iron chelation therapy. There are 2 trial sites in the US: Los Angeles and Philadelphia. Learn […]
April 6, 2018 – Sangamo Therapeutics and Bioverativ Therapeutics have begun a Phase 1/2 study of gene editing in patients with transfusion-dependent beta-thalassemia in the United States. This trial will investigate whether increasing the production of fetal hemoglobin can reduce or eliminate the need for blood transfusions. Participating patients will have their CD34+ blood stem cells […]
October 19, 2017 –The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is currently recruiting participants for the first ever clinical trial performing in utero stem cell transplantations on fetuses affected with alpha-thalassemia major (ATM). CAF speaks with Dr. Tippi MacKenzie, a pediatric and fetal surgeon at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital who is leading this clinical trial […]
July 10, 2017– CAF is pleased to announce that five new Cooley’s Anemia Foundation Medical Research Fellowships and three renewal Fellowships have been awarded for the 2017-2018 grant cycle. The total amount of funding for the 8 research Fellowships is $260,000. These Fellowship recipients were assessed on the basis of the quality of the scientific […]
September 27, 2016- CAF is pleased to announce that four new Cooley’s Anemia Foundation Medical Research Fellowships and one renewal Fellowship have been awarded for the 2016-2017 grant cycle. In addition, this year we have awarded a new Clinical Research Grant to support ongoing clinical research in thalassemia. The total amount of funding for the […]