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Results of Phase 2 Study Evaluating Carbetocin for PWS Published

Results of Phase 2 Study of Carbetocin Sets the Stage for a Larger Phase 3 Study by Levo Therapeutics

The results of a Phase 2 clinical trial evaluating carbetocin in PWS have just been published in the journal JCI Insight...

New PWS Explainer Video Describes Prader-Willi Syndrome In 3 Minutes

In just 3 minutes, FPWR's new video, What Is Prader-Willi Syndrome?, explains the basics of PWS — how it occurs, some of the challenges of PWS, and promising research into treatments. Narrated by Susan Hedstrom, Executive Director of FPWR and the parent of a child with PWS, it features many photos of people with PWS and their families — and it ends with a message of hope. 

Spring Cleaning? Put Your Efforts Towards Supporting PWS Research!

Looking for a quick FUNdraiser this spring? Grab a few friends and de-clutter for donations! Here's how to host a spring cleaning fundraiser for PWS research in 4 easy steps:

1. Ask supporters to donate items to your “garage sale” that they’d ordinarily give away or sell. Set up a virtual fundraising page with all the details of your sale and ways people can get involved...

How Patients Can Partner to Speed Treatments for PWS [WEBINAR]

On May 15, PWSA-USA and FPWR jointly presented the webinar How Patients Can Partner to Speed Treatments for PWS. The webinar provided important information about PWS clinical trials including: what to expect when participating in a trial, what questions you should ask, and how to get the information you need to decide if a clinical trial is right for your loved one with PWS. The webinar also gave a brief overview of the trial opportunities that are available in 2018...

Dr. Elisabeth Dykens Receives Rare Impact Award From National Organization for Rare Disorders

FPWR congratulates Dr. Elisabeth Dykens, who was awarded last night with a Rare Impact Award by the National Organization for Rare Disorders.

Dr. Dykens may best be known in the Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) community for developing the Dykens Hyperphagia Questionnaire, an assessment of the food-seeking behaviors common among individuals with Prader-Willi syndrome, which has become the gold standard for measuring outcomes in PWS clinical trials.

First Study Site Announced: DCCR for PWS Hyperphagia, Phase 3

Soleno has announced the opening of their first clinical trial site for a Phase 3 study of DCCR to measure the drug's efficacy for treating hyperphagia in PWS. That site is Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Phase 2 Study on Oxytocin for PWS Now Recruiting

A Phase 2 Study of intranasal oxytocin (IN-OXT) is now recruiting patients for an 8-week double blind study to evaluate the safety and efficacy in pediatric patients with Prader-Willi syndrome. Data from the study will add to the current knowledge that intranasal oxytocin is an effective treatment for hyperphagia as well as other symptoms of PWS.

FPWR Announces First Round of 2018 Grant Awards for PWS Research [VIDEO]

The Foundation for Prader-Willi Research announces our first round of Research Awards in 2018 totaling $615,000. FPWR is dedicated to supporting research that advances the understanding and treatment of Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) and to that end, has awarded over $10,000,000 to research since 2003.

PWS Registry Data: Anxiety In PWS [INFOGRAPHIC]

Anxiety is a common challenge for our loved ones with PWS. Recently, we reviewed responses in the Global PWS Registry related to anxiety. According to registry respondents, anxiety is an issue for 48% of individual with PWS ages 10 and up.

Phase 2 Study Announced: Tesomet for PWS Weight Loss, Hyperphagia

Saniona has announced it will continue its phase 2 study of Tesomet for Prader-Willi syndrome. Saniona is developing Tesomet as a potential treatment for PWS patients to help with weight-loss and reduce hyperphagia (excessive hunger). The study, which had been divided into two parts, was paused while data from the first half of the study was analyzed.