Experts Weigh in on Combating a Lifelong Disease

May 1, 2017, 11:00 pm EST | Share:

CHARLESTON, SC (FOX 24 NEWS NOW) — Nearly 100,000 people suffer from sickle cell disease in this country. World-wide, about 275,000 infants are born with it.

The disease affects 1 of every 365 black or African-American births. While it is more common in African American’s in the country, it is a world-wide disease.

Dr. Julie Kanter from MUSC joined us to discuss the disease and look at new discoveries in medicine that could change the future of the disease.

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