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Advancements in Hemophilia A Treatment: Fitusiran and the Evolving Landscape


Steven W. Pipe, MD, explores the potential advantages and challenges of fitusiran, a promising small interfering RNA therapy for hemophilia A, discussing its subcutaneous nature, low administration burden, and how it fits into the evolving treatment landscape.

This is a video synopsis/summary of an Insights featuring Steven W. Pipe, MD.

Pipe delves into the emerging therapy, fitusiran, offering a novel approach to hemophilia A treatment. Fitusiran, a small interfering RNA molecule, uniquely targets antithrombin levels, modulating thrombin burst and enhancing prophylactic protection without the need for factor administration. Clinical trial data indicates promising results, showcasing low annualized bleed rates, comparable, if not superior, to other prophylactic agents. Administered subcutaneously every other month, fitusiran presents a minimal burden of administration. Pipe emphasizes the ongoing learning process in managing breakthrough bleeding and the necessity for controlled dosing strategies to mitigate risks. As fitusiran progresses through regulatory approval, it holds the potential to become a valuable addition to the evolving treatment landscape for hemophilia A. Pipe envisions shared decision-making discussions with patients, weighing the benefits and risks of various therapeutic options, including Altuviiio, Roctavian, and emicizumab. The expanding toolbox of treatment options offers new avenues for optimizing clinical outcomes and enriching the lives of patients, marking a significant advancement in the management of hemophilia A.

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