Non-therapeutic protocols address such issues as side effects or long-term effects of therapy, quality of life, making testing easier on the children, prevention of pain, and issues related to nutrition and stress. There are also tissue and blood banking protocols for laboratory researchers who are studying diseases and searching for underlying causes and cures. The research at St. Jude is designed to include all aspects related to the care of sick children and their families.
St. Jude Clinical Trials
Sickle cell anemia, thalassemia
This is a non-therapeutic clinical trial that is only open to St. Jude patients.
- At least 2 years old
- Diagnosed with sickle cell anemia or thalassemia
- No active disease, including painful crisis or active infection
- Adequate blood counts
Non-malignant blood diseases (non-therapeutic)
- Receiving therapy or a consultation for a non-malignant blood disorder
- Biological relatives (with or without a non-malignant blood disorder) who agree to undergo genetic testing
This is a non-therapeutic study for patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Methodist Adult Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center.
- Diagnosis of sickle cell disease (SCD)
- 16 to 20 years old
- English is primary language
This is a non-therapeutic clinical trial that is open only to patients at St. Jude or Methodist Healthcare.
- Between 6 and 25 years old
- Diagnosed with sickle cell disease
- Seeking care for acute vaso-occlusive crisis pain at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Methodist Healthcare
- Speaks English