Positive Results From Roche Phase III Trials Into Etrolizumab

By Alberto DelclauxFeaturesDow Jones Newswires

Roche Holding AG (RO.EB) said Tuesday that new data from two ongoing phase-III trials evaluating etrolizumab in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, indicated that patients showed an improvement.

The trials are part of a global phase-III program for etrolizumab in patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, two types of IBD.

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Both studies found that etrolizumab was well tolerated, with a frequency of adverse events comparable with a placebo, Roche said.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 3 million adults in the U.S. have been diagnosed with IBD.

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October 31, 2017 03:00 ET (07:00 GMT)