Benefits of Drug Repurposing for Rare Diseases: A Conversation with Ania Korsunska, Castleman Disease Collaborative Network


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PSC Partners Seeking a Cure is pleased to present Living With PSC, a podcast moderated by Niall McKay. Each month, this podcast explores the latest research and knowledge about primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), a rare liver disease. From patient stories, to the latest research updates from PSC experts, to collaborations that are necessary to find better treatments and a cure, this podcast has it all!

In episode 36 of the Living with PSC Podcast, Host Niall McKay talks about drug repurposing with Ania Korsunska, MA, Biomedical Leadership Fellow and ROADMAP Project Lead, Castleman Disease Collaborative Network (CDCN). "(Drug repurposing) is an opportunity to utilize existing drugs that are in development or already approved and redirect for the rare disease space," says Korsunska. "It's potentially cheaper than novel drug development, potentially faster. It's potentially easier to get these drugs into a position that a doctor can actually prescribe them."

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