Steve Bryson, PhD, science writer —

Steve holds a PhD in biochemistry from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Canada. As a medical scientist for 18 years, he worked in both academia and industry, where his research focused on the discovery of new vaccines and medicines to treat inflammatory disorders and infectious diseases. Steve is a published author in multiple peer-reviewed scientific journals and a patented inventor.

Articles by Steve Bryson

Untreated Hemophilia A Bleeds Common, Skewing ABR: Analysis

A significant proportion of bleeds in people with hemophilia A are left untreated, according to an analysis of data from an observational study. Because only treated bleeds are typically reported in clinical trials, these findings suggested the full disease burden is not adequately captured in many studies. As such,…

Hem A Gene Therapy Roctavian More Cost-effective Than Hemlibra

If approved for hemophilia A, the one-time gene therapy Roctavian (valoctocogene roxaparvovec) would provide substantial cost savings per patient compared with other preventive treatments, specifically Hemlibra. That’s according to a draft evidence report issued by pricing watchdog the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER). An independent non-profit…

FDA Grants Orphan Drug Status to SerpinPC for Hemophilia B

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug status to SerpinPC for treating hemophilia B. Orphan drug status is awarded to therapeutics intended to treat rare conditions, defined as those affecting fewer than 200,000 people in the U.S. The designation provides financial incentives to support clinical…

Cancer Therapies May Boost Risk of Acquired Hem A, Analysis Says

Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) used for cancer treatment may be associated with an increased likelihood of developing acquired hemophilia A, according to an analysis of an adverse events database. Although the small number of reports do not confirm that these therapies are causing the bleeding disorder, early identification and…