Actemra Looks Promising in Scleroderma
Encouraging results were seen for tocilizumab (Actemra) in the treatment of diffuse systemic sclerosis (SSc) in a proof-of-concept study by Christopher P. Denton, MBBS, of University College Londo.
At 24 weeks, a numerically favorable response was seen on modified Rodnan skin scores and lung fibrosis among patients randomized to tocilizumab compared with those receiving placebo. The study is now continuing with a phase III trial that includes a greater number of patients.
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