Marisa Wexler, MS, senior science writer —

Marisa holds a Master of Science in cellular and molecular pathology from the University of Pittsburgh, where she studied novel genetic drivers of ovarian cancer. Her areas of expertise include cancer biology, immunology, and genetics, and she has worked as a science writing and communications intern for the Genetics Society of America.

Articles by Marisa Wexler

Switching Between Antifibrotics May Help IPF Patients Live Longer

Switching antifibrotic treatment is generally well-tolerated among people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), and those who did generally lived several years longer than those who did not, a study from Japan reports. Findings suggest that switching from one antifibrotic to another “is feasible and may improve prognosis [disease course]…

FDA Designates Axatilimab an Orphan Drug for IPF

Axatilimab, an investigational therapy being developed by Syndax Pharmaceuticals, has been granted orphan drug designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a potential treatment for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The FDA gives orphan drug status to medications that have the potential to substantially improve care…

Amgen to Acquire Rodeo Therapeutics, Preclinical Program for PF

Amgen will acquire Rodeo Therapeutics, along with its preclinical program focused on the development of potential therapies for inflammatory and fibrotic diseases like pulmonary fibrosis (PF). “With decades of experience in developing, manufacturing and commercializing innovative therapies for patients suffering from a broad range of immunologic diseases and…

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