Lilly will present four abstracts at AAN, including safety and patient outcomes data for galcanezumab in patients with migraine and factors associated with a reduction in monthly migraine headache days among patients with episodic migraine. Lilly will also highlight findings from
Galcanezumab is a once-monthly, subcutaneously injected calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) antibody currently being studied as a potential treatment for the prevention of episodic and chronic migraine and cluster headache. Galcanezumab is a monoclonal antibody specifically designed to bind to and inhibit the activity of CGRP that may prevent or significantly reduce the frequency of monthly migraine headache days in patients with episodic and chronic migraine and cluster headache.
"Migraine and cluster headaches are serious, neurological diseases that have a significant physical and emotional impact on not only people affected, but those with whom they interact at home and at work," said
Studies, as well as the dates and times of the data sessions, are highlighted below.
Top-line results for galcanezumab for the treatment of migraine are expected in 2017. Lilly plans to submit galcanezumab for regulatory approval for migraine in the second half of 2017.
Galcanezumab is a once-monthly, subcutaneously injected calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) antibody currently being studied as a potential treatment for the prevention of episodic and chronic migraine and cluster headache. Galcanezumab is a monoclonal antibody specifically designed to bind to and inhibit the activity of CGRP that may prevent or significantly reduce the frequency of monthly migraine headache days in patients with episodic and chronic migraine.
Migraine is a painful, neurological disease characterized by recurrent episodes of severe headache, and is often accompanied by other symptoms including nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound, and changes in vision.1,2 More than 38 million Americans have migraine, with three times more women affected by migraine compared to men.1,3 According to the
About Cluster Headache
Cluster headache, often characterized as the most painful of all headaches, is a neurological disease characterized by recurrent, severe headaches on one side of the head, usually behind or around one eye.2,5 Cluster headaches - commonly known as "attacks" - typically last between 15 minutes to more than two hours and can recur on the same day and occur daily to multiple times a day for weeks or longer, followed by periods of time in which no attacks occur.5 Cluster headache is classified as "chronic" when attacks occur for more than one year without a remission period, or with remission lasting less than one month.5
About Eli Lilly and Company
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This press release contains forward-looking statements (as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) about galcanezumab as a potential treatment for patients with migraine and cluster headache and reflects Lilly's current belief. However, as with any pharmaceutical product, there are substantial risks and uncertainties in the process of development and commercialization. Among other things, there can be no guarantee that future study results will be consistent with the results to date or that galcanezumab will achieve its primary study endpoints or receive regulatory approvals. For further discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties, see Lilly's most recent Form 10-K and Form 10-Q filings with the
1 Headache disorders.
2 Russo AF. Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP): a new target for migraine. Annual Review of Pharmacology and Toxicology. 2015;55:533-552.
3 Identifying and treating migraine.
4 Diamond S, Bigal ME, Silberstein S, et al. Patterns of diagnosis and acute and preventive treatment for migraine in
5 Treatment for cluster headache.
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