Peter Turecek, Global Medical Affairs, Shire, discusses the Irish Personalised Approach to the Treatment of Haemophilia (iPATH) study, an ongoing collaboration investigating new personalized treatment approaches by tailoring care based on the needs of individual patients. This initial data illustrated key drivers to implementing personalized care for people with hemophilia A during and was presented at the 60th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting in San Diego, California.
Patients in Ireland with hemophilia are registered at a single National Coagulation Centre where data on the use of factor concentrates and bleeding rates have already been collected. This provides a unique opportunity to conduct a hemophilia study aimed at better understanding the underlying biology of hemophilia with the goal of developing a personalized approach to hemophilia care that can then potentially be extended to the global hemophilia community. This clinical study approach also has the potential to be adapted for other diseases.