Update on a Promising New Drug to Treat JM: Vamorolone

Cure JM is making extraordinary progress in juvenile myositis (JM) research, including a partnership with ReveraGen Biotech to advance the drug vamorolone toward a clinical trial in JM.

Vamorolone is a steroid replacement with all the benefits of steroid treatment without devastating side effects. Vamorolone is currently in a clinical trial in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy children.

Findings so far indicate improved safety relative to prednisone. Cure JM is working with vamorolone’s sponsor, ReveraGen, to design a clinical trial to test the drug’s safety in JM children. ReveraGen’s VP of Research, Eric Hoffmann, Ph.D., gives us an update on vamorolone and the status of a clinical trial in JM.

The Potential of JAKs in Fighting JM

In our June 2024 “Ask the Doc” Town Hall, Dr. Julie Paik joins in a Q&A session to shed light on what JAK inhibitors are, how they work in JM, when parents might consider discussing JAKs as a treatment option, and the pros and cons of their use.

The Potential of CAR-T Therapy in Myositis.

The Very Real Potential of CAR-T Therapy in Myositis

We expected to hear promising news about the potential for CAR-T therapy to treat myositis at the Global Conference on Myositis (GCOM).

What we heard was more than promising—it was astounding.

What if I told you that there was a therapy that would “reset” the immune system—virtually eliminating the autoimmune response in myositis that causes inflammation, pain, muscle weakness, and other JM conditions of which we are all too familiar.

Helping Parents & Kids When They Express High Emotional Distress

This expert-led presentation is for parents about how to help their kids and themselves when their kids express high levels of emotional distress. Our presenters will talk about ways parents can calm themselves, share tips for talking to kids with age-appropriate information, and know when to find help from a professional. There will be a Q&A session immediately following the presentation.

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