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

Europe Awaits Proposed New Framework for Sharing Health Data

The European Commission is expected to propose a new governing framework for health data next month, called the European Health Data Space (EHDS), with the aim of connecting national health systems to facilitate secure and efficient transfer of data across systems in different European nations. The move is expected to…

Givlaari Access in England, via NHS, Now Expected by February

By February, eligible acute porphyria patients in England are expected to have access to Givlaari (givosiran) through the country’s National Health Service (NHS), for treating severe, recurrent disease attacks, according to an update from the British Porphyria Association. The announcement comes in the wake of a draft guidance…

Symposium Offers Research, Treatment Updates

Experts will discuss the latest research related to porphyria, as well as current and emerging treatments and management strategies, at an upcoming symposium. The event will include a free patient day, open to both in-person and virtual attendees. “The Porphyrias Symposium … will bring together Porphyrias experts, treating…

TAF Financial Aid Program Accepting New Porphyria Patients

The Assistance Fund (TAF) is accepting new eligible patients in the U.S. into its financial aid program for porphyria. The program, which was launched last year, helps individuals to pay for out-of-pocket costs associated with treatment. Financial assistance applies to copays, deductibles, and coinsurance for approved medications; costs…

Bone Marrow Exam Can Be Crucial in Diagnosing Rare Porphyria

A baby girl was found to have congenital erythropoietic porphyria, highlighting the importance of closely examining the bone marrow for diagnosing this rare form of porphyria. Her case was described in the study, “Bone marrow erythroid cell inclusions reveal congenital erythropoietic porphyria,” published in the…