New drug holds potential for treating advanced mastocytosis
News-Medical.net - Sep 6, 2016
Most people have never heard of mastocytosis. It's a rare, sometimes deadly, immune disorder. Now new research may help those with advanced mastocytosis and possibly many more people, too. "This is the first drug that's shown to be effective in this ...
Midostaurin Shows Promise in Advanced Mastocytosis Trial
“Patients with advanced [systemic mastocytosis] are part of a very small, highly underserved community that has suffered from a lack of medical innovation for many years,” said Alessandro Riva, global head, Oncology Development and Medical Affairs, ...
Allakos Begins Clinical Trials of AK002 in Patients with Systemic Mastocytosis
Business Wire (press release) - Sep 15, 2016
SAN CARLOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Allakos, Inc. today announced it has initiated dosing of AK002 in a Phase 1 clinical trial in patients with systemic mastocytosis, a rare proliferative disease marked by abnormal accumulation of mast cells, which ...
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Never Bet Against Occam: Mast Cell Activation Disease and the Modern Epidemics of Chronic Illness and Medical Complexity
by: Lawrence B. Afrin M.D.
In 2008 Dr. Afrin started coming to understand that a newly recognized type of mast cell disease, now called mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS), was the underlying diagnosis in many patients he was seeing who were each suffering large assortments -- quite different from one patient to the next -- of chronic multisystem inflammatory illnesses of unclear cause. Dr. Afrin soon gained experience that MCAS is far more prevalent than the only mast cell disease previously known to medicine (the rare disease of mastocytosis) and that most MCAS patients, once accurately diagnosed, can eventually find significantly helpful medications targeted at the disease.
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