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Rituxan Also Provides Relief for Rheumatoid Arthritis
"While TNF blockers are an extremely beneficial therapy, there are patients who fail to respond or have toxicity to these therapies," said Dr. Stanley B. Cohen, of Radiant Research-Dallas, in Texas, and an investigator in the study. "For those patients, adding rituximab to the treatment management plan may spell the difference in success."
For more information on the mechanism of RA and B-cells, see this earlier study paper in the Annals of Rheumatic Disease.
Studying the similarities between autoimmune diseases and lymphomas may end up finding breakthroughs for both.