November 1 is International Acromegaly Day. For those unaware, Acromegaly is a rare condition characterized by the presence of an elevated level of growth hormone and typically effects people between the ages of 30 and 50. Our partners over at the World Alliance of Pituitary Organizations have more info here. If you’d like to help spread awareness of this condition or are looking to connect with other patients, well, you have options. Acromegaly Community USA, the Pituitary Foundation UK, Vancouver Acromegaly Support Group and Atlantic Acromegaly Support are all good places to start.
In this week’s Editor’s Choice, we have details about a new clinical trial evaluating an upcoming treatment for HAE. This new therapy for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy was approved by the FDA this August and is nearing approval in Canada. And finally, here’s why a novel combo for Renal Cell Carcinoma was granted priority review status. We hope you have a great weekend!
The data was published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
Researchers have turned to synthetic molecules that resemble DNA but are not actually DNA.
The FDA will make its decision on the combination by the end of February 2021.