Genetic testing and clinical trials help drive research and progress forward. Thanks to clinical trial participant volunteers and researchers around the world, these advances are helping improve the lives of people with WHIM syndrome.
A listing of WHIM syndrome research is available.
Clinical research studies, or clinical trials, help researchers learn more about a potential treatment. Clinical trials are needed to make sure a medicine is safe and works before it is approved by regulatory agencies like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
During a clinical trial, researchers want to find answers to many questions: Is the medicine safe? Does it work? Does it work better than other treatments available? What are the side effects?
People who volunteer and join a clinical trial help make new medicines possible. There are benefits and risks to joining a clinical trial. Joining a trial is an important, personal decision. There are many reasons to consider joining:
X4 Pharmaceuticals sponsored a clinical research study to find out if the oral drug mavorixafor can safely reduce bacterial infections and warts in people with WHIM syndrome.
PATH4WARD is a no-charge genetic testing program sponsored by X4 Pharmaceuticals. Researchers learned that it is a valuable tool for early genetic testing of people with suspect primary immunodeficiencies, including WHIM syndrome.
Learn more about the symptoms of WHIM syndrome.
Genetic testing may be the key to unlocking answers for you.