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First patient enters extension study of SPI-62

The first patient has opted to enter the open-label extension study of a Phase 2 trial testing SPI-62 in people with adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-dependent forms of Cushing’s syndrome, including Cushing’s disease. The announcement was made by SPI-62’s developer, Sparrow Pharmaceuticals, which is conducting a Phase 2 trial called…

Cushing’s syndrome seen in newborn with rare genetic disorder

A newborn girl with a rare genetic disorder called McCune-Albright syndrome (MAS) developed Cushing’s syndrome, according to researchers in Turkey. While Cushing’s syndrome in the context of MAS is linked to a poor prognosis, no specific guidelines exist for diagnosing and treating these rare cases. The newborn’s condition improved following…

People with Cushing’s show ‘paradoxical’ immune profile: Study

People with Cushing’s syndrome, including those with Cushing’s disease, exhibit immune system alterations that could contribute to some symptoms of the disease, a small study suggests. Analyses of immune cells from Cushing’s patients indicated signs of both systemic (whole body) inflammation as well as immunosuppression, which scientists believe might…