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Prof Jonathon Edwards to be IiME Rituximab trial advisor

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Sasha, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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  2. Purple

    Purple Bundle of purpliness

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    EXCELLENT NEWS!
    (yes, I did mean to shout this...)
     
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    user9876 Senior Member

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    Esther12 Senior Member

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    Good news.

    Hopefully he might be able to advance work on finding a way of identifying those patients most likely to benefit. Linking the rituximab CFS work to others working in a similar area but outside of CFS seems like a really positive move.
     
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  5. Gemini

    Gemini Senior Member

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    Esther,

    You're absolutely right!

    In RA they can identify non-responders to rituximab using an interferon [gene expression] signature:

    "The interferon type I signature towards prediction of non-response to rituximab in rheumatoid arthritis patients, " Arthritis Res Ther, April 2012

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22540992

    Let's hope the Professor is familiar with this groundbreaking work in another disease & can apply it to ME/CFS.
     
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