Incyte announced that the first patient has been treated in the Phase 3 TRuE-V clinical trial program evaluating the safety and efficacy of ruxolitinib cream as a monotherapy for adolescent and adult patients (age ≥12 years) with vitiligo.
“Vitiligo is a challenging and life-altering disease further complicated by the lack of effective treatment options available to physicians and their patients,” said Jim Lee, M.D., Ph.D., Group Vice President and Head of Inflammation and Autoimmunity Group, Incyte. “The initiation of the global Phase 3 TRuE-V clinical trial program is an important milestone as we seek to provide a treatment option that offers meaningful improvements for vitiligo patients.”
Vitiligo is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by depigmentation of skin that results from the loss of pigment-producing cells known as melanocytes. It affects approximately 0.5 percent to 2.0 percent of the population globally1 and there are no U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or European Medicines Agency (EMA)-approved drug therapies for the treatment of vitiligo. It can occur at any age, although many patients with vitiligo will experience initial symptoms before the age of 202.
Incyte Corporation is a Wilmington, Delaware-based biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of proprietary therapeutics. For additional information on Incyte, please visit the Company’s website at www.incyte.com.