DC Action contributes to DEMISTIFI study looking into fibrosis

Did you know that scarring or fibrosis can affect different organs in the body and is a factor in many common medical conditions and rarer ones too, including Telomere Biology Disorders? ¬† The DEMISTIFI study is an exciting new research project that aims to understand the cause of fibrosis in different organs and conditions. Information[…]

Gene therapy study starts for bone marrow failure in dyskeratosis congenita (DC)

Dr Kasiani Myers, from Cincinnati has treated the first patient with DC-related bone marrow failure, with an experimental new gene therapy (EXG34217). The trial is in its very early, safety testing stages but we hope that the treatment will help treat bone marrow failure. The trial is open to adults (18 or older) with DC[…]

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Low dose danazol study starts in the USA

Danazol is believed to slow down the shortening of telomeres that causes the problems associated with dyskeratosis congenita (DC). A study in 2015 appeared to support this: people treated with danazol actually had lengthening of their telomeres, as well as better blood counts, ¬†better lungs and better liver function. Many doctors believe that low dose[…]