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News and best practices from members of the World Alliance of Pituitary Organizations – WAPO – and other interesting global developments.

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The ride for acromegaly

From Jorge D. Faccinetti - co-founder.  With a pituitary disease like acromegaly, Cushing's, hypopituitarism, and others, or for that matter, any other chronic condition,...

The Road to MYCAPSSA: A Conversation with Dr. Bill Ludlam

We recently had a chance to sit down with Chiasma Inc.’s Senior VP of Clinical Development & Medical Affairs, Dr. Bill Ludlam, to discuss...

You can help!

Our friend and contributor, Dr. Chris Yedinak, Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Division of Skull Base and Cerebrovascular at the NW Pituitary Center, Oregon...

The amazing possibilities of facial recognition technology.

Dr. Manel Puig Domingo, a leading endocrinologist in Barcelona, is doing important work on facial recognition and biometrics to see if this technology is...

How do muscles change?

Note: Muscle weakness affects the quality of life in people with acromegaly.  Doctora Elena Valassi takes a fascinating look at what happens to muscles...

Critical COVID-19 information for pituitary patients

We caught up with Dr. Kevin Yuen, medical director of the Barrow Pituitary Center and the Barrow Neuroendocrinology Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, and  Dr. Lewis...

Exciting news for acromegaly and NET’s from Crinetics Pharmaceuticals!

In a press release today, San Diego, California based Crinetics Pharmaceuticals reports positive results from their Phase Two trial of PALTUSOTINE (the former CRN00808)....

Opinion: The Pandemic of Poor Communications

At the risk of adding to the Coronavirus news frenzy we're experiencing, I thought this piece from Gil Bashe, a health communication writer, deserved to...

4. Podcast series “the journey to a new drug”: understanding molecules and receptors

This podcast, the fourth in our drug development series “the journey to a new drug,” brings you my conversation with Dr. Stephen Betz, cofounder...

3. Giving patients a place at the table

The third podcast in our series on drug development touches on the effort that industry is making to partner with patients to understand needs,...

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