Inflammatory Bowel Disease Gene ID'd
Gene Is Likely One of Several Linked to IBD, Researchers Say
One day, genetics might help predict IBD's severity in patients and tailor
treatment, Cho notes.
"It's a raging debate in IBD: Are we better off when someone gets newly
diagnosed with going with the big guns that potentially have more side effects,
or are we better off starting with the safest drug that's maybe not as
effective as some of the other ones and stepping up as patients need," she
"If you take a combination of IBD genes and predict these courses, that
might be a logical way of individualizing therapies, or at least giving
patients more information so that they can make informed decisions about their
medical therapies," Cho says.