Who may participate
Joining a clinical trial is an important and personal decision. Thank you for considering the BASIS study.
This study may be an option for males aged 12 to 75 who have severe hemophilia A or B, with or without inhibitors.
If this study may be a fit for you, you’ll review the details with the study team and ask any questions you have. If you choose to participate, you will sign the informed consent document and continue with screening, to confirm whether you meet the eligibility criteria and are able to participate. The screening period will be up to 45 days, with 1 visit to the study location.
Each clinical study has its own guidelines for who can participate, called eligibility criteria. However, only the research study staff can determine if you qualify to enroll in the study.
What to expect
If you qualify for the study, you will start by taking your current hemophilia treatments for 6 months. You will visit the study location once and have 3 phone calls with the study team during this observational period. The visits and calls are designed check your health status.
Next, you will begin the active treatment phase in which you’ll take the study drug once a week for 1 year. During this period, you will visit the study location 10 times and have 5 phone calls.
1 phone call 1 month after your last dose of study drug
About 60% of people with hemophilia have a severe form of the condition. The severity of hemophilia is determined by measuring the clotting factor activity in a person’s blood. People with severe hemophilia have less than 1% clotting factor activity. By comparison, a person without hemophilia typically has factor activity above 50% and as high as 150%-200%.
The current standard of care treatment for hemophilia is to replace the clotting factor. For some people, the frequency and intravenous (IV) administration of this therapy can make it a burden. For people who have developed inhibitors, the standard replacement therapy is not effective.
About 15–20% of people with hemophilia develop inhibitors that prevent standard hemophilia treatments from working effectively. The body thinks the replacement clotting factor is a foreign substance and tries to destroy it. People with inhibitors require special treatment, which can be more complicated and expensive than standard treatment.