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

Phase 3 Trial of SB-525, Gene Therapy for Hem A, Again Enrolling

Men with moderate-to-severe hemophilia A are again being enrolled in the Phase 3 AFFINE trial, which is testing the safety and effectiveness of SB-525 (giroctocogene fitelparvovec), an experimental gene therapy being developed by Pfizer and Sangamo Therapeutics. Pfizer, the study’s sponsor, had placed a voluntary pause…

Roctavian, Hem A Gene Therapy, Given Conditional Approval in EU

The European Commission has granted conditional marketing authorization to BioMarin’s one-time gene therapy Roctavian (valoctocogene roxaparvovec) as a treatment for adults with severe hemophilia A who have neither inhibitors nor detectable antibodies against adeno-associated virus serotype 5 (AAV5). The decision, which comes a couple of months after a…