Jörn Schattenberg and Mazen Noureddin join the Surfers to discuss five recently-reported or ongoing clinical trials in NASH cirrhosis. The reviews focus on study findings and their implications, but also on the methods used to conduct each trial and the implications of these designs on generalized learning and ability to move beyond the biopsy.
Stephen Harrison leads the group in discussing recent results from NASH cirrhosis trials, including the REVERSE trial with obeticholic acid, the FALCON 2 trial with pegbelfermin and a post-hoc analysis of Galectin Therapeutics’ Phase 2 trial for belapectin. The group also discussed ongoing trials including the FGF-21 efruxifermin, the FGF-19 aldafermin, the Galectin-3 inhibitor belapectin and the combination agent trial from Gilead Sciences. Along the way, Terns Pharma CEO Sen Sundaram joins from the audience to ask whether the name “cirrhosis” is the most appropriate way to define the disease, given all that we are learning. This session takes a deep look at cirrhosis, with focus on clinical trials, disease pathology and patient management.