Apr 20, 2012
I am thrilled by the news this afternoon from the Barcelona Liver Congress. 100% of GT1's attained SVR4 after completing the 24 week BMS/7977 trial !!! This is the greatest news we 1's could ever hope to hear. It's true that 100% at SVR12 would be even sweeter, but most of the trial participants haven't got that far yet. Except, of course, Gonnabhepcfree who learned today that she is SVR12. Fantastic! I feel incredibly grateful to be among the few participants in this brilliant trial, especially as it's possible it may not be offered again due to profit-making calculations by Gilead and BMS. That would be a crying shame. Let's hope the partnership does continue. Slightly less perfect news for GT 2's and 3's - 91% attained SVR4 - but still outstanding. The presence of ribavirin in the mix made no difference to the results. Our trial is establishing a new paradigm in Hep C treatment. If all the 1's go on to attain SVR12 this will be the most successful clinical trial in Hep C history. Wow!!!