Pituitary genetics, acromegaly, and Irish giants

February 19, 2024

Reading about each of these famous giants prompted me to dig a bit more to see if there was anything new to report on the genetics of pituitary adenomas.  And while there are no earth-shattering developments , it is always fascinating to read about it and hunt for new sources of information.

A remarkable acromegaly story of transformation.

February 7, 2024

Today’s podcast is about our super athlete friend Risa August and her new book, “The Road Unpaved.”  We followed her herculean effort to ride 1845-plus miles to get from Canada to Mexico on the Pacific Coast Highway, which, as you can imagine, is no picnic for anyone, let alone if you are fighting acromegaly symptoms. It is downright amazing she did it at all. Now, she has written a book about her experience with acromegaly, the ride, and life. Learn more about Risa, her practice and her upcoming plans at Risa Unleashed. To read her past PWN articles search for Risa or Marisa here, or go to – www.risaaugust.com

Big news for acromegaly!

September 10, 2023

San Diego, California-based Crinetics Pharmaceutical announced today that its novel investigational drug paltusotine maintained IGf-1 levels in patients who switched from monthly injectables

Helping medical students learn about acromegaly

March 2, 2023

After a few virtual meetings these past years, I was back at UC Berkeley/UCSF’s joint medical program for an in-person gathering with some of the brightest and most engaged medical students on the planet. This is, without a doubt, one of my favorite things to do since founding PWN, and I look forward to it every year.

Supporting a new diagnosis of Acromegaly

January 4, 2022

We continue to showcase Pfizer’s new series on patient support.  This brochure offers great advice on how to deal with a new acromegaly diagnosis. The materials provide valuable content given the importance of proper disease