Research


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.

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

WHIM Syndrome Clinical Research Update

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:

Genetic Testing

As researchers and scientists make new discoveries about genetic mutations that cause certain diseases, diagnoses are getting more accurate and treatments more personalized. A personalized treatment means that doctors can provide the right medicine at the right dose at the right time to each individual patient.

If you are living with WHIM syndrome, genetic testing can provide answers to questions you may have about your diagnosis, treatment, and the health of your family. Genetic testing may also help identify what clinical trials may be available based on the type of genetic mutation that is identified. Talk to your doctor to see if genetic testing is an option for you.