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

Concizumab Reduces Bleeding in Hem A and B Patients: Phase 3 Trial

Once-daily preventive treatment with Novo Nordisk’s experimental therapy concizumab significantly reduced bleeding rates in people with both hemophilia A and B with inhibitors, according to new data from the Phase 3 explorer7 trial. In fact, bleeding rates in patients receiving concizumab in trial decreased by more than 85%. Based…

Hemlibra Can Now Treat People in Japan With Acquired Hemophilia A

Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has extended Hemlibra (emicizumab)’s approval to include routine prophylaxis to prevent or lower the frequency of bleeds in people with acquired hemophilia A. Its decision comes seven months after Hemlibra’s maker, Chugai Pharmaceutical, applied for extended use. Hemlibra was previously approved in…

Efanesoctocog Alfa Earns Breakthrough Therapy Status

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted breakthrough therapy designation to efanesoctocog alfa, an experimental replacement therapy for hemophilia A designed for once-weekly dosing. This designation is given by the FDA to help speed the development and review of treatments for serious or life-threatening conditions. Specifically,…

Roche Extends Partnership With WFH Aid Program

Roche has extended its partnership with the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) to expand access to treatments for hemophilia through the end of 2028, the company announced. Under the partnership, Roche will continue to provide its prophylactic (preventive) treatment for hemophilia A to the WFH’s Humanitarian…

Europe Awaits Proposed New Framework for Sharing Health Data

The European Commission is expected to propose a new governing framework for health data next month, called the European Health Data Space (EHDS), with the aim of connecting national health systems to facilitate secure and efficient transfer of data across systems in different European nations. The move is expected to…

Female Carriers Show High Rates of Bone Disorders in Large Study

Osteoporosis and other bone disorders are more common in hemophilia carriers than in the general population, according to an analysis of U.S. insurance data. Its researchers also found a higher rate of bone problems among people with von Willebrand disease (VWD), another inherited bleeding disorder. “This study highlights the need…