Today we present an excellent discussion with Dr. Alan Krasner, Chief Medical Officer for Crinetics Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Krasner speaks to PWN about two very important drugs currently under development. Learn about what is coming, the timelines, potential new therapies, and approaches in acromegaly, Cushing’s, and hyperinsulinism.
The ongoing debates and nomenclature change and reclassification are apparently over, and adenomas and now referred to as Pit-Net’s (pituitary neuroendocrine tumors). Is this good, bad, or indifferent? These are complicated matters, so to shed some more light on the subject, we’ve invited some experts to discuss them.
What does medical decision-making mean, and what is involved? What are pituitary specialists thinking about when faced with decisions on how to treat a patient? This live talk session aims at answering these tough questions. This podcast will shed some light on what a physician does when making medical decisions. Enjoy!
Do you ever wonder what happens in the OR after you are wheeled in? We welcome once again our friend and contributor, Manish Aghi, M.D. Ph.D., Attending Neurosurgeon at the California Center for Pituitary Disorders, Professor of Neurological Surgery, and Principal Investigator at UCSF Brain Tumor Research Center. He spent an amazing hour with Dr. Blevins and me, walking us through his work with patients before surgery, his approaches post-surgery, recovery, potential issues, and the many other phases of pituitary surgery.
To continue our focus on pituitary awareness month, this session touches on various issues related to awareness and its importance as a critical factor in reducing the time to diagnosis.
If you didn’t have a chance to hear it live, here’s a podcast from the live talk session from last Thursday with special guest and PWN friend and contributor Pituitary neurosurgeon Dr. Sandeep Kunwar. He joined Dr. Lewis Blevins for a great discussion of the latest in pituitary surgery and disease management.
An informative discussion on the effects of hormones on hair loss, a common occurrence for people dealing with pituitary conditions. In this LIve-talk session, Dr. Blevins discusses the facts and the myths.
On our Live-talk program today, a fascinating, nothing left on the table, discussion about a variety of topics that affect pituitary patients; from access to medication and therapies to problems with social media and misinformation to the complexities of diagnosis and refuting diagnosis to the role of the doctor and the patient to solve many of these challenges.
It’s always fascinating to listen to two of the recognized experts and leading clinicians in Cushing’s disease discuss their experiences with the disease and patients. In this Live Talk session, Pituitary World New’s innovative program for education and awareness, Dr. Kevin Yuen and Dr. Lewis Blevins bring an intimate, revealing look at their approaches to Cushing’s disease and syndrome.
Listen to Dr. Tamara Wexler, a nationally recognized neuroendocrinologist and expert in pituitary dysfunction after a brain injury. She joins Dr. Lewis Blevins in this eye-opening podcast.
Mental health and emotional wellness are essential topics for pituitary patients, their families, and friends. This on-demand session from last Thursday’s live-talk program focuses on the challenges and opportunities when considering these issues.
Decisions made by doctors and their patients can be some of the most complicated, difficult decisions to make. This session focuses on the factors that influence medical decision-making, the impacts those decisions carry, and how the practical clinical aspects of these choices affect our everyday lives.