About SCCF

The Sickle Cell Cure Foundation, Inc. (SCCF) is a nonprofit corporation registered in the State of Oklahoma. Its 501(C) (3) status has been approved by the Internal Revenue Service of the United States as of February 12, 2007. Thus, all donations to the Foundation are tax-deductible. The date of SCCF’s incorporation was July 28, 2006.


SCCF Purpose

Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) affects more people in the world than any other genetic disease. Globally, almost one-half million babies die from SCD each year. We have discovered a treatment that promises permanent relief from the suffering, pain and premature death caused by SCD. We have devised a strong global plan for delivering this treatment […]


Global Mission

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a global problem. As the most common genetic disease in the world, SCD touches the lives of millions and affects many more. People of at least five racial groups and numerous ethnic origins have inherited the sickle gene. SCD is correctly classified as a “tropical disease”, since it is most […]



HbF (fetal hemoglobin) suppresses the expression of sickle cell disease. In addition, a recent literature review by the imminent Dr. David Weatherall suggests that HbF protects infants from malaria during the first year of life,until HbF levels decline to modest levels through a normal developmental transition as quoted below: In vitro studies have shown that […]

Accomplishments in 2013

The SCCF and EpimedX, LLC together developed relationships with additional partners. The international company that manufactures the chemical used in our treatment has provided over $300,000. to further our research. In mid year, Analytical Edge Laboratories, also located in the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center Research Park (formerly Presbyterian Health Foundation Research Park) agreed […]

Dr. Broyles’ Sickle Cell Quest profiled by Jim Stafford

The Daily Oklahoman has published a synopsis of the events leading to the formation of the Sickle Cell Cure Foundation written by science writer Jim Stafford. The August 17, 2014 article provides a quick overview of Dr. Broyles' quest to develop a cure to sickle cell disease. … [Read More...]

Many Concerted Efforts to Tackle Sickle-cell Disease

We at the Sickle Cell Cure Foundation are excited to be part of a group of researchers around the world racing to develop new, more effective treatments for sickle-cell disease. We participate and share within the global community through attendance at scientific conferences and correspondence. People outside the research community can learn about the progress of various research efforts by … [Read More...]

Our Research

Accomplishments in 2013

The SCCF and EpimedX, LLC together developed relationships with additional partners. The international company that manufactures … [Read More...]

A day in the life…

Alkaline denaturation test workstation

The day begins with muted anticipation.  Once each week, veterinarians examine carefully the health of each of the study baboons.   These examinations … [Read More...]

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Living with SCD

1st Annual Sickle-cell 5K Event


Jog, Run, or Walk for a Cure! sponsored by: The SCCF encourages participation in this Oklahoma City awareness and fund raiser event on Saturday, … [Read More...]

Black Star Girl

As a tribute to the struggles of two parents in caring for their daughter and son; we include the following excerpt from the memoir Black Star Girl, … [Read More...]

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World Sickle Cell Day

June 19 was designated as World Sickle Cell day by the 63rd session of United Nations in 2008.


Origins of Sickle Cell

Increasing fetal hemoglobin in people with homozygous sickle cell alleviates all symptoms of SCD. The Google map shows four independent genetic origins, or haplotypes, of SCD in different regions (ellipses) and the subsequent migrations of populations (white arrows). The solid white arrow is to signify the forced migration of Western Africa peoples as slaves to […]



In the United States, SCD affects primarily people of African descent. But this pattern of prevalence is changing, with increasing numbers with SCD being found among Hispanics, Native Americans and Caucasians. SCD affects a large percentage of people in Central America as well as significant numbers in the Carribean and in South American countries such […]

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