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

Change in CF Treatment Patterns in UK Seen With Use of Kalydeco

Since the introduction of Kalydeco (ivacaftor) in the U.K., marked changes in treatment patterns for cystic fibrosis (CF) patients using the medication have become noticeable over time, a study reported. Specifically, people treated with Kalydeco were less likely to continue with other treatments, such as inhaled antibiotics or…

Phase 1 Study of KB407 Green-lighted in Australia

A research ethics committee in Australia has given Krystal Biotech the go-ahead to start a Phase 1 clinical study of KB407, the company’s investigational inhaled gene therapy for cystic fibrosis (CF). Enrollment for the trial is expected to start soon, according to Krystal, following approval from the…

Trikafta Now Covered in 2 More Canadian Provinces

The publicly funded drug access programs in the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan are now covering the triple-combination therapy Trikafta for eligible patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). These provinces join Ontario as the first to confirm coverage of Trikafta in Canada. “It’s a relief to know that…

Patients in Ontario Can Now Access Trikafta Through Public Plan

People with cystic fibrosis (CF) in Ontario, Canada, will now have access to the triple-combination therapy Trikafta through the province’s publicly funded drug program. “Our government has taken urgent action to ensure all cystic fibrosis patients will have more timely access to the effective and lifechanging treatments they need,”…

Adults With CF Can Connect at BreatheCon

A two-day virtual event called BreatheCon will offer adults with cystic fibrosis (CF) an opportunity to connect and share their experiences through open and honest dialogue. Registration for the Sept. 24–25 event, which is hosted by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, is free online. “CF can be extremely…

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