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Online Talk on 20 March 2023: The Promise of Personalised Medicine for Rheumatoid Arthritis

On 20 March 2023, from 2 to 3.30 (UK time), Costantino Pitzalis, Professor of Rheumatology at Queen Mary University of London/Centre for Experimental Medicine and Rheumatology (EMR) and leader of the Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) working group within 3TR, will give an online talk on recent findings and medical advances in RA treatment with a particular focus on the promise of new, more personalised therapy options for RA patients.

With two new 3TR RA studies about to start, Prof. Pitzalis will share some first-hand insights into the set-up of the upcoming trials and how they seek to gain a better understanding of the reason why some drugs work for some patients and others do not. To this end, the new 3TR studies are based on the assumption that particular markers within a person’s genetic makeup (so-called biomarkers) affect a person’s response or non-response to therapy. Therefore, within the soon-to-start studies, patients will be treated according to their biomarkers to find out if biomarkers in the tissue, which surrounds the joints, can predict response to drug treatments.

Professor Pitzalis' talk is aimed at people living with Rheumatoid Arthritis and their friends and family. Registration is free of charge.

Further information and the registration link can be found here.

Download the event flyer.