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2010-08-26 08:00:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Much of Sultan Kosen's eight feet, two-inch stature rose up in an 17-year period starting at age 10, when the benign tumor in his brain's pituitary gland highjacked the organ, causing it to secrete massive amounts of growth hormone, making Mr.

2010-06-27 23:01:00

NEW YORK and JERUSALEM, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Chiasma, Inc., a privately held biopharma company, announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation for Chiasma's investigational new drug, Octreolin, an oral form of octreotide acetate that uses the Company's proprietary Transient Permeability Enhancer (TPE) technology for the oral treatment of acromegaly, a hormonal disorder that results from an excess of growth hormone. If a New Drug Application (NDA)...

2010-06-13 23:01:00

NEW YORK and JERUSALEM, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Chiasma, Inc., a privately held biopharma company, announced that it has successfully completed a Phase I clinical study evaluating the safety and pharmacokinetics (PK) of its proprietary product Octreolin, which contains the active ingredient octreotide actetate and is administered orally.

2010-02-11 10:36:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation will expand its services to provide co-payment assistance for medications to underinsured patients through five new funds -- including grants of up to $10,000 per year for prostate cancer patients.

2009-08-25 10:46:19

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2009-08-21 15:06:26

An indigenous family living in a mountainous area of Malaysian Borneo helped Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) researchers to discover information about genetic mutations associated with acromegaly, a form of gigantism that often results in enlarged hands, feet, and facial features.

2009-07-23 09:13:25

Cancer stem-like cells have been implicated in the genesis of a variety of malignant cancers. Research scientists at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute have isolated stem-like cells in benign (pituitary) tumors and used these "mother" cells to generate new tumors in laboratory mice.

2009-06-26 10:19:26

A multi-center clinical trial led by a Riley Hospital for Children endocrinologist has found that inhaled growth hormone (GH) is well tolerated by children with GH deficiency and that this easy-to-use method can, over a one-week period, safely deliver GH to the blood stream.

2009-01-13 17:47:00

- Data show significant 66% reduction in risk of disease progression versus placebo - Sandostatin LAR more than doubled time without tumor growth for a median of 14 months compared to six months on placebo - Results support Sandostatin LAR as first treatment after surgery in certain patients with newly diagnosed neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) EAST HANOVER, N.J., Jan.


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