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New Hope For PBC

This is a very exciting time in the PBCers community. 

There are several  clinical trials underway or planned in the next 2 years for new treatment options to slow the progression of PBC and ease the symptoms for many patients with pruritus.


Research in genetics and the first new medication to treat PBC in nearly 20 years was approved by the FDA in May of 2016 (Ocaliva®). 
Imaging techniques such as Magnetic Resonance Elastography or MRE (Resoundant®) and Controlled Transient Elastographyor CTE (such as FibroScan®) have advanced so that biopsies are no longer routinely required for disease staging.

 

Research in genetics and immunology continue to provide new avenues of potential treatments and eventually, potentially a cure.

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