Marisa Wexler, MS, senior science writer —

Marisa holds a Master of Science in cellular and molecular pathology from the University of Pittsburgh, where she studied novel genetic drivers of ovarian cancer. Her areas of expertise include cancer biology, immunology, and genetics, and she has worked as a science writing and communications intern for the Genetics Society of America.

Articles by Marisa Wexler

Vyvgart approved as add-on in UK for adults with AChR-positive gMG

Vyvgart (efgartigimod) won approval in the U.K. as an add-on to standard therapy for adults with generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG) who are positive for acetylcholine receptor (AChR)-targeting antibodies. “We are pleased to announce this latest regulatory approval of Vyvgart, another exciting advancement toward our vision of making our…

Health Canada Approves Ultomiris for AChR-positive gMG

Ultomiris (ravulizumab-cwvz) has been approved in Canada to treat adults with generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG) who are positive for antibodies targeting the acetylcholine receptor (AChR), the most common type of MG-causing antibody. The announcement came less than a year after Ultomiris was approved for the condition in the U.S., and…

Top 10 Myasthenia Gravis Stories of 2022

Myasthenia Gravis News has brought you up-to-date coverage of the latest scientific research and developments in treatment related to myasthenia gravis (MG) throughout 2022. We look forward to continuing to serve as a resource for patients and their families, caregivers, clinicians and physicians, researchers, advocates, industry leaders, scientists…

Thymoma-associated MG Immune Cell Growth Tied to Parvovirus B19

An infection with parvovirus B19 may contribute to abnormal immune cell growth in people who have a thymoma, or thymus tumor, associated with myasthenia gravis (MG), a new study reports. “This study shows that B19V infection may cause B-cell proliferation and formation of ectopic GCs [germinal centers], subsequently leading…

CAN106 Gets FDA Orphan Drug Designation for Myasthenia Gravis

CAN106, an investigational complement-inhibiting therapy being developed by CANbridge Pharmaceuticals, has been granted orphan drug designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a potential treatment for myasthenia gravis (MG). The FDA gives orphan drug status to therapies that have the potential to treat rare disorders,…

Zilucoplan Under Review in US and EU to Treat Generalized MG

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) have agreed to review applications seeking the approval of zilucoplan to treat generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG). UCB, the therapy’s developer, announced the FDA accepted its new drug application (NDA), requesting zilucoplan be approved to treat…