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Expert Interview

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Reviewing EDIT-301 as an experimental cell therapy medicine for the treatment of severe sickle cell disease (SCD) and transfusion-dependent beta thalassemia (TDT)


Who's the expert?

Institution: Howard University

  • Professor of Medicine and Microbiology/Immunology & Director or the Center for Sickle Cell Disease at Howard University (previously held positions at the NIH and Johns Hopkins).
  • Manages 355 patients with Sickle Cell Disease.
  • Research interests include the use of genetic tools to understand and treat sickle cell disease and complications of transfusion therapy.

Interview Questions

Please describe your background and clinical setting

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How many patients with sickle cell disease do you manage?

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What is the current standard of care for sickle cell disease?

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How well managed are patients with sickle cell disease?

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What are you overall thoughts on the potential of EDIT-301?

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What were your impressions of the recent data readout from the RUBY clinical trial?

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Where would EDIT-301 fit into your treatment algorithm if it was approved?

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Can you rank your excitement for EDIT-301 on a scale of 1-10?

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