Takeda presents data on vedolizumab for treating adults with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease: 4 takeaways

Takeda Pharmaceuticals presented data on the use of vedolizumab for treating ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting.

Here's what you need to know.

1. Study co-author Dirk Demuth helped lead a systematic literature review of the drug treatment in more than 7,700 patients with moderate-to-severe UC or CD.

2. The researchers' data supported previous clinical trial findings on the remission rates and the reductions in disease activity.

Dr. Demuth said the reviewed allowed for a unique perspective into the real-world impact of vedolizumab treatment.

3. Takeda presented two other studies and two abstracts related to the use of vedolizumab.

4. Vedolizumab is approved under the trade name Entyvio. It is the first and only biologic therapy used for the treatment of UC or CD for patients who had an inadequate or quit responding to conventional therapy or tumor necrosis factor-alpha antagonist.

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