Improving PSC Diagnosis, Expediting Research, Facilitating Clinical Trials, & more: A Conversation with Dr. Laura Cristoferi
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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 epidode 37 of the Living with PSC Podcast, Host Niall McKay talks with Dr. Laura Cristoferi, hepatologist, clinical research fellow, and PhD candidate, at Milano Bicocca University in Italy. They discuss PSC diagnosis and disease progression, the importance of PSC registries to share knowledge and improve research, various PSC therapies, and more. "We are building a national PSC registry in Italy," says Dr. Cristoferi. "We are trying to build a network in order to improve knowledge for diagnosis and management of this disease...and in order to have a rapid connection in case of clinical trials. Using this registry, we will have precise epidemiological data." Dr. Cristoferi highlights various research endeavors including her project aimed at discovering biomarkers to enable a more precise determination of PSC disease progression over time.