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Ulcerative Colitis

Protocol A3921095

 

Drug: Tofacitinib (CP-690,550) – oral medication

 

This is a Phase 3 study of subjects with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis. The medicine is a JAK inhibitor made by Pfizer. JAK inhibition is a novel approach for treating a variety of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. JAK inhibitors interrupt signaling downstream of a multiplicity of cytokines, rather than blocking one cytokine at a time, as occurs with anti-TNF or interleukin-6 blockers. It is taken in pill form.

 

The study lasts 9 weeks and involves a screening visit, a week 0/baseline appointment, and follow-up visits at week 2, week 4, and week 8 to assess response to the medicine. Finally, at week 9 we will assess the subject's eligibility to continue in the program. Those who complete the treatment period and meet the definition of clinical response or clinical remission will be eligible to enter a placebo-controlled maintenance study of 52 weeks (A3921096). Subjects who complete the treatment period but do not meet the definition of clinical response or remission will be eligible to enter an open-label extension study (A3921139), meaning there is no placebo and you are guaranteed active drug.

 

 

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