How exciting would it be if we could just take a pill to get rid of our Lymphedema… great research ..thanks Alexa for keeping us up to date
Living with lymphedema can be a real pill — but what if it could be treated with one?
Recent studies indicate it’s possible, and may even be a reality sooner than we think thanks to clinical trials of a drug called ubenimex.
Last summer I wrote about the ubenimex trials, which at the time of writing had just kicked off by dosing their first patient. The news generated a huge response from the lymphedema community — one of hope, excitement, and lots of curiosity — so I’m back with an update!
Photo courtesy Dr. Quan.
I recently had the incredible opportunity to speak with Dr. Joanne Quan, Chief Medical Officer at Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the research, development, and commercialization of therapies for orphan diseases; they are also sponsoring the ubenimex clinical trial.
Dr. Quan and I talked about the ubenimex trial, the Stanford…
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