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DDW 2021 Newsroom

DDW Virtual 2021 Newsroom
Janssen Immunology R&D
DDW Virtual 2021 Newsroom
Janssen Immunology R&D

Welcome to the Janssen Immunology Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2021 Newsroom! Below, please find the latest for our meeting news, a message from our leaders, social feeds, and more information about our progress and commitment to developing innovative medicines for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), including Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC).

Janssen’s Commitment to Inflammatory Bowel Disease
A Message from our Gastroenterology Disease Area Leaders

Dear All,

We are honored to be sharing our latest research in IBD at this year's virtual DDW. We will be presenting data across 20 abstracts in CD and UC, including key results in long-term safety, health-related quality of life, real-world evidence, and first-of-its-kind, head-to-head data in CD.

At Janssen Immunology, we remain steadfast in our commitment to address unmet need, uncover novel treatment approaches, and work collaboratively to deliver transformational therapies for IBD patients. We understand that significant unmet need remains in IBD, and that many patients around the world are struggling to find the right treatment, maintain symptom relief and achieve remission. These patients are the motivating force that drives us to continue to pioneer research and achieve our vision to restore health for all patients with IBD.

Learn more about our research at DDW below.

Richard Appiah
Commercial Disease Area Leader
Gastroenterology and IL-23 Pathway
View Richard’s profile

Jan Wehkamp, M.D.
Disease Area Leader
Gastroenterology
View Jan's profile

LATEST NEWS

 

About Crohn's Disease

CD is one of the two main forms of inflammatory bowel disease, which affects an estimated three million Americans.1 CD is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract with no known cause, but the disease is associated with abnormalities of the immune system that could be triggered by a genetic predisposition, diet or other environmental factors.2 Symptoms of CD can vary but often include abdominal pain and tenderness, frequent diarrhea, rectal bleeding, weight loss and fever.3 There is currently no cure for CD.4

About Ulcerative Colitis

More than five million people worldwide are living with CD and UC—commonly known as inflammatory bowel disease. UC affects nearly 907,000 people in the U.S., with approximately 38,000 new cases diagnosed each year.5 UC is a chronic disease of the large intestine, also known as the colon, in which the lining of the colon becomes inflamed and develops tiny open sores, or ulcers, that produce pus and mucus. It is the result of an abnormal response by the body's immune system.6 Symptoms vary but may include loose and more urgent bowel movements, persistent diarrhea, abdominal pain, bloody stool, loss of appetite, weight loss and fatigue.7

Driven by a relentless focus on patient unmet need, we will redefine treatments for immune diseases by delivering transformational and accessible therapies and regimens to patients with autoimmune disease.

Learn more:

Follow @JanssenGlobal for more news and information during DDW 2021!

1 Overview of Crohn’s Disease. (n.d.). Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. Retrieved April 22, 2021, from https://www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/what-is-crohns-disease/overview
2 Causes of Crohn’s Disease. (n.d.). Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. Retrieved April 22, 2021, from https://www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/what-is-crohns-disease/causes
3 Signs and Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease. (n.d.). Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. Retrieved April 22, 2021, from https://www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/what-is-crohns-disease/symptoms
4 Crohn’s disease - Symptoms and causes. (2020, October 13). Mayo Clinic. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/crohns-disease/symptoms-c...
5 The Facts About Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. (n.d.). Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. Retrieved April 22, 2021, from https://www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/sites/default/files/2019-02/Upda...
6 What is Ulcerative Colitis? (n.d.). Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. Retrieved April 22, 2021, from https://www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/what-is-ulcerative-colitis
7 Signs and Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis. (n.d.). Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. Retrieved April 22, 2021, from https://www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/what-is-ulcerative-colitis/symptoms