New partnership announced to develop first prognostic tests for pediatric Crohn's disease

(Crohn's& Colitis Foundation of America) The Crohn's& Colitis Foundation has entered into a partnership with LifeArc to potentially develop the first clinical lab test to predict disease course in pediatric patients with Crohn's disease and response to treatment. A prognostic test which could accurately predict which children will develop complications and identify patients most likely to benefit from anti-TNF therapy would help clinicians make effective early treatment decisions to improve outcomes.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news