Rigel Announces Two Fostamatinib Presentations at the 4th Biennial Summit of the Thrombosis & Hemostasis Societies of North America
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: RIGL), today announced that fostamatinib data from its FIT Phase 3 extension study (FIT3) in patients with chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) and preliminary data from its SOAR Phase 2 clinical study in patients with warm antibody autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) will be presented at the 4th Biennial Summit of the Thrombosis & Hemostasis Societies of North America on March 8 - 10, 2018 in San Diego, CA.
Fostamatinib disodium is an oral investigational drug candidate designed to inhibit spleen tyrosine kinase (SYK), a key signaling component of the body's immune process that leads to platelet destruction in ITP and red blood cell destruction in AIHA. SYK inhibition by fostamatinib can affect antibody-mediated platelet destruction, an underlying cause of ITP. Fostamatinib may also impair antibody-mediated red blood cell destruction in AIHA, a rare disease for which there are no approved therapies.
Fostamatinib Oral Presentation
Fostamatinib Poster Presentation
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