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Phase III PEMPHIX Study Shows Genentech’s Rituxan (Rituximab) Superior to Mycophenolate Mofetil in Patients With Pemphigus Vulgaris
The study met the primary endpoint at week 52 and demonstrated that Rituxan is superior to MMF, with 40.3% of patients treated with Rituxan achieving sustained complete remission (CR) without the use of steroids for 16 consecutive weeks or more, compared to 9.5% in the MMF arm (p
Cabaletta Bio Receives IND Clearance from FDA to Initiate First Clinical Trial of DSG3-CAART in Patients with Mucosal Pemphigus Vulgaris
Cabaletta Bio, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of engineered T cell therapies for the treatment of patients with B cell-mediated autoimmune diseases, announced this week that it has received clearance of its Investigational New Drug (IND) application from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate a first-in-human ...
The IPPF conference was the light and guide that walked us through a very dark tunnel. A tunnel we would’ve walked through alone. But everyone involved turned up the light nice and bright, and we found we were two of many. We were not alone and we would never feel alone again!
We were under the impression that dentists don’t actually play a role in these stories, we just refer them to a physician, right? Wrong.
Having excellent care and support (and even an infusion center) right here in my neighborhood gives me a sense of security and well-being, and I can trace that support directly back to the IPPF, who helped me find the way. Thank you, IPPF!
Just spending time with people who knew exactly what I was going through, who knew the instantaneous fear and rage that goes along with each new lesion, who were discovering how to find the shady spots at high noon, was an amazing comfort.
I had never told anyone except my close family that I had an autoimmune disease. I hid it away like a dirty secret because I was afraid of appearing weak or being treated differently. Especially as a student of medicine—we are supposed to treat patients, not be them.
I remember what it was like for me when I was first diagnosed with PV, so I can empathize with the patients who contact the IPPF.
Patient Journey Series, Story 2: Rudy Connects with the IPPF. “My Peer Health Coach became a special person that I was able to count on. She offered words of encouragement and let me know I was not alone—she would be with me on my journey to reach remission.”
Welcome to the Patient Journey Series: Story 1, Halima’s Diagnosis. “My symptoms started at the beginning of April 2018. My mouth was inflamed, and I had painful blisters on both sides that made it very difficult to eat or drink. I had no idea what was causing my symptoms, and I went to four different ...