Research Study on COPD Flare-Ups Now Available to Rock Hill Residents

Research Study on COPD Flare-Ups Now Available to Rock Hill Residents

Research Study on COPD Flare-Ups Now Available to Rock Hill Residents

Study seeks to understand impact of investigational treatment on reducing COPD exacerbations in current and former smokers

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#ClinicalResearch–A new research study on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is now available in Rock Hill, S.C., for a potential treatment for reducing COPD exacerbations. The AERIFY-2 study from Sanofi will evaluate if the investigational treatment, itepekimab, reduces dangerous symptom flare-ups in both current and former smokers with moderate-to-severe COPD.

COPD, the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, is a serious and life-threatening lung disease that gets worse over time. People with COPD are likely to experience symptom flare-ups, called exacerbations, in which breathing problems worsen and can persist for several days. COPD exacerbations can require hospitalization and are associated with increased mortality. Although COPD is treatable with currently available therapies, there is a need for safer and more effective options.

“Approximately one in fourteen adults in South Carolina have COPD, which is higher than the national average,” said Dr. Arun Adlakha, the Care Access Research Investigator for this study in Rock Hill. “Offering this study here locally makes it convenient for those in our community who want to join.”

The research study is now enrolling for current and former smokers who are 40 to 85 years old and have been diagnosed with moderate-to-severe COPD. To learn more about this study, visit or contact Care Access at (351) 222-5112.

Care Access opened its doors in Rock Hill in collaboration with local community leaders and healthcare providers seeking to make clinical research more accessible. The community-based setting provides Rock Hill residents the option to participate in clinical studies close to home.

About Care Access

Care Access is a global research company helping to accelerate the arrival of new medicines. With a global network of over 150 research sites, Care Access supports research studies conducted by 14 of the top 20 biopharmaceutical companies. In addition to its proven track record of globally top-enrolling sites, Care Access partners with new-to-research communities and establishes high-quality research site infrastructure locally to expand access to clinical trials and increase representation. For research sponsors, Care Access offers three core services: (1) global network of research sites, (2) community screenings to expand a study’s reach, and (3) staffing, on-demand physical space expansion, and training services to support all research sites on a study.

To learn more about active studies at Care Access, or how Care Access helps sponsors achieve enrollment and representation goals, visit


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