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The Science of Healing: Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

The Science of Healing: Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

The Science of Healing: Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

This is an interesting video about one professional’s long term research into liver damage caused by Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, and the hopeful development of a treatment which aims to limit the damage – with early results showing it may even allow for the damage to be reversed. 

While a phase 3 study is recruiting in the US for this drug (Fazirsiran), its worth noting that Dicerna are recruiting for a phase 2 study for their drug (belcesiran – which also uses the principle of RNA interference – RNAi) at St Vincent’s in Melbourne.

More information on the Melbourne trial is below: 

Clinicaltrials.gov – NCT04764448 

https://shinetrials.com/

Contact Sue Brenton, ESTRELLA Study Coordinator, St. Vincent’s. 

Hospital: St Vincent”s Hospital Melbourne 

Principal Investigator: Dr Matthew Conron 

ESTRELLA Study Coordinator and site contact: Sue Brenton

Email: suebrenton@svha.org.au