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Marilyn’s Message October 2017

Marilyn Geller

In September, CDF presented two studies from the iCureCeliac patient registry at the 2017 International Celiac Disease Symposium (ICDS) in New Delhi, India. ICDS is the world’s largest gathering of experts on celiac disease and non-celiac gluten/wheat sensitivity. This year’s Symposium featured discussions on promising immunological insights and advances related to the disease. In our first study, […]

ImmusanT Finds Celiac Disease Might Be Diagnosed With A Single Gluten Challenge

ImmusanT, a clinical-stage company developing Nexvax2®, a therapeutic vaccine intended to protect against the effects of gluten exposure while maintaining a gluten-free diet, presented data at the 2017 International Celiac Disease Symposium (ICDS) in Delhi, India for a potential blood test that could detect celiac disease with a single gluten challenge. This blood test could also […]

How Will New FDA Strategies to Evaluate Benefits vs. Risks Impact Drug Development and Approval for Celiac Disease, Non-Celiac Gluten/Wheat Sensitivity, and Their Comorbidities?

On September 18, 2017, Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) representatives attended a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) meeting in White Oak, MD on the ongoing implementation of a benefit-risk framework to inform drug and medical device review and approval processes. Under legislative mandate, the FDA is seeking to formally incorporate the patient experience and perspective into […]

Lobbying for Healthcare Reform

What happens now to the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? Three factors are coming together to threaten American healthcare right now: The failure of the U.S. Congress to pass legislation to either “repeal or replace” the Affordable Care Act. Actions and threats from the Trump Administration to undermine basic pillars of the ACA. Clear weaknesses in […]

Celiac Disease Psychological Health Training Program Featured at APA Convention

This August, Celiac Disease Foundation and Children’s National Health System jointly exhibited at the American Psychological Association (APA) Convention in Washington, D.C. to promote the Celiac Disease & Gluten-Related Conditions Psychological Health Training Program to thousands of Convention attendees. Launched in February 2016, this free online program provides continuing education to primary care and mental health […]

Assessing the Claims of Dietary Supplements

Maintaining a strict gluten-free diet, currently the only treatment available for patients with celiac disease, can be difficult and burdensome. It should come as no surprise, then, that patients are eager to investigate alternative treatments that might provide symptom relief, or ease the need for rigid adherence to a gluten-free diet. Enter the dietary supplement […]