Mary Chapman, features writer —

Mary graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in journalism. She began her career at United Press International, then spent a decade reporting for the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (now Bloomberg Industry Group). Mary has written extensively for The New York Times, and her work has appeared in publications such as Time, Newsweek, Fortune, and the Chicago Tribune. She’s won a Society of Professional Journalists award for outstanding reporting.

Articles by Mary Chapman

For Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month, stressing safe treatment use

In observance of Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month, the integrated infusion therapy provider BioTek reMEDys is calling attention to the importance of safe treatment use and education among people with conditions such as hemophilia and von Willebrand disease. Each March, the bleeding disorders community and supporters seek to heighten…

Hemgenix given to 1st patient in Florida at Tampa General Hospital

Tampa General Hospital’s cancer institute is the first healthcare center in Florida, and the third in the U.S., to successfully administer the first and only hemophilia B gene therapy, Hemgenix (etranacogene dezaparvovec), to a patient. “The infusion of this therapy is a hallmark of the TGH Cancer Institute’s…

German health insurance fund to reimburse Roctavian for hem A

Eligible patients with severe hemophilia A in Germany should now have improved access to Roctavian (valoctocogene roxaparvovec-rvox) — a gene therapy intended to reduce bleed risk in certain adults with the bleeding disorder — given a new agreement between its developer BioMarin Pharmaceutical and the German National Association…

Genevant, Novo Nordisk partner on gene-editing treatment for hem A

Genevant Sciences is teaming up with Novo Nordisk to develop a gene-editing treatment for hemophilia A that combines Genevant’s proprietary lipid nanoparticle (LNP) platform with cutting-edge mRNA-based megaTAL technology. The partners will seek to advance a treatment involving gene editing — used to correct, add, or delete…

Prix Galien USA award goes to CSL and uniQure for Hemgenix

Hemgenix (etranacogene dezaparvovec), the first and only gene therapy approved for adults with hemophilia B, has won this year’s Prix Galien USA award in the category of Best Product for Rare/Orphan Diseases. The award — the nation’s top prize for leading-edge advances in life sciences — was received…

Hope Conference set to educate Nov. 2-4 in person and online

This year’s Hope Conference, a national educational event presented by Hope Charities for the bleeding disorders community, is set for Nov. 2-4 in Florida, with an online option as well. The annual conference, to be presented at the Baytowne Conference Center, in Miramar Beach, is designed to bring together…

Pathway to Cures philanthropy fund grows with first new donor

Two longtime bleeding disorders advocates, who are the parents of a son with hemophilia B, have made a founding donation to Pathway to Cures — dubbed P2C — the new venture philanthropy fund of the National Bleeding Disorders Foundation (NBDF). The transformational gift was added to the estate…