Joana holds a BSc in Biology, a MSc in Evolutionary and Developmental Biology and a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. Her work has been focused on the impact of non-canonical Wnt signaling in the collective behavior of endothelial cells — cells that made up the lining of blood vessels — found in the umbilical cord of newborns.
Although rare, pituicytomas should still be considered as a possible cause of Cushing’s disease in patients experiencing the typical symptoms of the disease, a case report highlights. The study, ... Read more
Patients prefer the overnight dexamethasone suppression test (ONDST) over the 24-hour urine analysis test as a first screening test for Cushing’s syndrome, a study has found. The study, “Preferred ... Read more
A combination of bexarotene and lapatinib, two approved anti-cancer medications, may hold promise in treating Cushing’s disease, according to a recent study. The study, “Bexarotene combined with lapatinib for the treatment ... Read more
Patients with endogenous Cushing’s syndrome who stopped using Recorlev (levoketoconazole) and moved to a placebo in a study started having their urine cortisol levels rise in response to lack of ... Read more
The last patient has completed the last study visit in the withdrawal phase of the Phase 3 LOGICS clinical trial that is investigating the safety and effectiveness of Recorlev (levoketoconazole) ... Read more