South Side Resident Takes Part in Rare Sickle Cell Disease Clinical Trial Through UChicago Medicine

Lyric Porter has been a patient at the University of Chicago Medical Center since the day she was born. In 2019, after graduating from college, Porter learned of a clinical trial from her physicians at UChicago Medicine. Along with the other patients in the clinical trial, she saw a decrease in the number of sickle cell crises she experienced — a positive sign for her quality of life going forward.