ChallengesExperts share their insights in diagnosing and managing rare conditions
- FDA Approves Drug for Solid Tumors and NTRK Gene Fusions
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to Vitrakvi (larotrectinib, Loxo Oncology and Bayer) for the treatment of patients with solid tumors who have an NTRK gene fusion without a known resistance mutation.
- Krabbe Disease
Melissa P. Wasserstein, MD, Chief of Pediatric Genetic Medicine at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, New York City discusses Krabbe disease (also called globoid cell leukodystrophy), a degenerative disorder that affects the nervous system.
- FDA Approves Venetoclax for Older Acute Myeloid Leukemia Patients
The FDA granted accelerated approval to Venetoclax (Venclexta) in combination with azacitidine, decitabine or low-dose cytarabine to treat newly diagnosed patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) aged 75 years or older.
- Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis Overview
Daniel de Boer, Founder and CEO of ProQR, discussuses Leber’s congenital amaurosis (LCA), the most common genetic cause of childhood blindness.
- FDA Approves Gamifant for Primary Haemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Gamifant (emapalumab-lzsg), an interferon gamma (IFNγ) blocking antibody for the treatment of patients with primary haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) with refractory, recurrent or progressive disease or intolerance to conventional HLH therapy.
- FDA Grants Orphan Drug Designation to Gene Therapy for CLN2 Form Of Batten Disease
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Orphan Drug Designation to RGX-181, a one-time treatment candidate for late-infantile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis type 2 (CLN2) disease, one of the most common forms of Batten disease caused by mutations in the tripeptidyl peptidase 1 (TPP1) gene.
- Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Current Treatment Options
Roxana Sulica, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine and Director, Pulmonary Hypertension at NYU Langone in New York City discusses the current tretment options of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a progressive condition that affects th …
- Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy Type 1E (HASN1E) Overview
Rachelle Dixon, President and co-founder’s of the HSAN1E Society discusses hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type 1E (HSAN1E), a progressive disorder of the central and peripheral nervous systems.
- FDA Approves Clobazam Oral Film (Sympazan) for Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an oral film formulation of clobazam (Sympazan, Aquestive Therapeutics) for the adjunctive treatment of seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) in patients 2 years and older.
- The Challenges of Developing Drugs for Rare Diseases
Richard A. Basile,Co-Founder and CEO of BioPontis Alliance for Rare Diseases, discusses the challenges of developing drugs for rare diseases.