Gene Therapy Study Adds Sites in Los Angeles

January 22, 2015 – A new trial site for the Northstar Study of gene therapy in patients with beta-thalassemia major has opened up in Los Angeles, CA. This trial site is in addition to the ongoing trial sites located in Chicago, Philadelphia, and Oakland. To determine whether you might be eligible to participate in the study, please take the Eligibility Assessment on the Northstar Study website:

If you have further questions about the Northstar Study and you wish to contact the Principal Investigators and/or their study coordinators at the individual clinical trial sites, their contact information is as follows:

  • Chicago: Dr. Alexis Thompson, 312-227-4816.
  • Philadelphia: Nurse Coordinator Vanessa Nixon or Study Coordinator John Hammond, 215-590-3437.
  • Oakland: Study Coordinator Cyrus Bascon, 510-428-3885, extension 6953, or Study Coordinator Marci Moriarty, 510-428-3885, extension 5306.
  • Los Angeles: Study Coordinator Erin Core, 310-794-2558.

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