Research Overview

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

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? 

Why consider a clinical trial?

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:

Access to a potential medicine
Access to study tests and care
Help advance science
Potentially help save or improve lives of other patients in the future
Learn more about your disease

Primary Immunodeficiency Clinical Research Updates

2020 ESID Annual Scientific Meeting Webinar

At the 2020 European Society for Immunodeficiencies annual scientific meeting, the latest research about WHIM syndrome was shared with immunologists who participated from around the world. Highlights of this research are presented during this webinar.

X4 Phase 2 Clinical Trial Results Summary

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 Genetic Testing Program Research Results Summary

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.

Living with frequent infections?

Learn more about the symptoms of WHIM syndrome.

Is genetic testing an option for you?

Genetic testing may be the key to unlocking answers for you.