EADV: Fresolimumab shows early promise in scleroderma

Author: Bruce Jancin
Date Published: December-2015
Source: Rheumatology News

The recent success of fresolimumab in treating early diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis in a proof-of-concept study signals better days ahead in the treatment of scleroderma, Dr. Thomas Krieg predicted at the annual congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. “There will be new and better treatments based upon our improved understanding of the pathophysiology of this complex multifaceted disease. New targeted therapies are likely,” according to Dr. Krieg, chairman of the department of dermatology and venereology and dean of the medical faculty at the University of Cologne (Germany).