Friday, July 2, 2010

News Roundup

Hello Acromegaly Friends!

I hope you are all doing well! This weekend is a long weekend here in the United States, so for those of you who have extra free time this week or next, I hope you are enjoying it!

There have been lots of progress lately in acromegaly treatment!  The following news is from the "Acromegaly News" feed reader in the right-hand sidebar (scroll down a bit, it's the sixth heading down), and in case you haven't been watching, I'll mention the stories that have caught my eye recently.

There are two articles about a new drug called Chiasma, which is the brand name for Octreolin. One interesting thing about Octreolin is that it can be taken orally, which could potentially mean no more injections(!).
Chiasma's Acromegaly drug gets FDA orphan drug status
Chiasma success in oral drug delivery trial
And it seems like Lanreotide (Somatuline Depot), is helping people:

ENDO: Early Data Positive for Lanreotide in Acromegaly
Also there is some news that Lanreotide (Somatuline Depot) and Pegvisiomant (Somavert) work well in combination:
Lanreotide Autogel/Pegvisomant Combo Helps Tough-to-TreatAcromegaly ...
Other news of note - a media outlet has finally corrected the misinformation that was circulating about Tanya Angus:
Giant Woman Tanya Angus Denies Cure
Finally, some accuracy regarding her story!  Tanya's acromegaly has not yet been controlled and she is scheduled for surgery later this month.  Stay tuned to Tanya's blog for updates!

1 comment:

Starbucks Addict said...

Wow, that would be terrific if an oral treatment would work. It kind of amazes me that it's even a possibility.