I LOVE seeing good news about CF!! Today it has been posted all over facebook, email, other blogs, and news, that the VX-809 phase 2a clinical trials look very promising!! Click here to read about it on the CFF website.
Here is the email from Bob Beall:
This week, we gained important new ground in our work to advance the development of new cystic fibrosis treatments.
VX-809, a potential CF drug developed by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, showed encouraging results in a preliminary Phase 2a clinical trial. VX-809 is one of the first investigational drugs aimed at treating the underlying causes of CF.
The oral therapy was tested in patient volunteers who have the most common cystic fibrosis mutation, Delta F508. (This is what Lil' Chris has)
Results from the trial showed VX-809 was well-tolerated and, in a subset of CF patients, reduced sweat chloride levels — a key indicator of CF.
VX-809 is the direct result of one of the Foundation’s largest investments in drug development. This gives us confidence that our innovative approach to science leads to progress.
Without your support, this milestone would simply not be possible. Your contributions help us build hope for the future and continue to advance vital cystic fibrosis research.
Thank you for your commitment to the fight against CF. Together, we are making a difference!
Robert J. Beall, Ph.D.
President and CEO
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Click here if you want to see my first post about VX-809. I think I put in this post that the VX-809 was a pill, but I'm pretty sure it is inhaled 3 or 4 times a day. The VX-770 is a pill.
They are going to do another clinical trial in the second half of 2010 and that will be combining the VX-809 and the VX-770 in patients with Delta F508 (Lil' Chris' genes) I believe. Keep praying that this is the CURE!! Keep fundraising or donating, b/c these clinical trials are not cheap!! The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation needs our help to keep the research going to get to a CURE that is so close right now!! Click this link to donate today...http://www.cff.org/Great_Strides/dsp_DonationPage.cfm?walkid=6765&idUser=244059
Thank you all so much for all the money you have donated over the past 2 years!! As you can see, your money is being put to good use...we are getting closer and closer to a CURE!!!
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