The Role of Tumor Necrosis Factor in IBD

The Role of Tumor Necrosis Factor in IBD

What is anti-TNF and Tumor Necrosis Factor?   Perhaps many of you have heard the term “anti-TNF,” in reference to your medication like Remicade or Humira. What the heck is TNF anyway? Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) is a signaling protein in the human...
The Promise and Pitfalls of Biologics in IBD

The Promise and Pitfalls of Biologics in IBD

How Do Biologics Work?   Currently, the largest blockbuster drug in America, with about $110 billion dollars in total sales is called Humira (Adalimumab). Humira and an older variation called Remicade are considered the frontline and gold standard treatment for...