Strategic International Session4(JSGE)
Sat. November 4th   9:00 - 12:00   Room 11: Portopia Hotel South Wing Topaz
New drugs and future of IBD treatment
Silvio Danese
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University
Although the therapeutic armamentarium of Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) physicians has expanded rapidly in recent years, a proportion of patients remain with a suboptimal response to medical treatment due to primary no response, loss of response or intolerance to currently available drugs. Our growing knowledges of IBD pathophysiology has led to the development of a multitude of new therapies over time, which may, 1 day, be able to address this unmet medical need. This review aims to provide physicians an update of emerging therapies in IBD by focusing on drugs currently in phase 3 clinical trials. Among the most promising molecules are anti-IL-23, JAK-inhibitors, anti-integrins and S1P modulators. While the results in terms of efficacy and safety are fairly clear for some classes, the question of safety remains more uncertain for other classes. Molecules at a more preliminary stage of development (phase 1 and 2), one of which may 1 day offer an optimal benefit-risk ratio, will also be presented as well as their respective mechanisms of action.
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