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Cushing’s Syndrome Therapeutics Pipeline to Witness Significant Growth due to Positive Clinical Results in the Coming Years

According to a new research report Cushing’s Syndrome Therapeutics – Pipeline Analysis 2019, Clinical Trials and Results, Patents, Designations, Collaborations, and Other Developments” published by Pharma Proff, Cushing’s syndrome therapeutics currently exhibits a proliferating pipeline with 15+ therapeutic candidates.

Cushing’s Syndrome Therapeutics Pipeline Insights

Overproduction of cortisol hormone leads to Cushing’s syndrome. Also, exposure to glucocorticoids is expected to be one of the prime causes of the disease. Glucocorticoids are usually prescribed for diseases such as asthma, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and lupus. Pituitary tumor, adrenal tumors, and ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-producing tumors result in increased cortisol level, eventually becoming a cause for Cushing’s syndrome. According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) 2019 factsheet, Cushing’s syndrome is more common in females than males and majorly affects adults aged 20–50 years.

Some common symptoms of the disease include a fatty lump between shoulders; weight gain; wide purple stretch marks mainly on abdomen, breasts, hips, and under the arms; thin arms and legs; weak muscles; easy bruising; and increased fat around the base of neck. The disease can be diagnosed through late-night salivary cortisol test, 24-hour urinary free-cortisol test, dexamethasone–CRH test, and low-dose dexamethasone suppression test (LDDST).

Signifor (Novartis AG) and Korlym (Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated) are the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) approved drugs indicated for Cushing’s syndrome.

Insights into Pipeline Segments

According to the research, many drugs being developed for Cushing’s syndrome are administered intravenously. It has been found that intravenous route of administration surpasses gastrointestinal tract, and there is rapid onset of drug effect.

Positive Clinical Trial Results are Expected to Drive Cushing’s Syndrome Pipeline

There are several companies that are involved in developing therapeutics for Cushing’s syndrome have shown positive results of clinical trials. For instance, in March 2019, Strongbridge Biopharma plc announced positive results of extended evaluation phase of the pivotal Phase III Sonics study of Recorlev, a cortisol synthesis inhibitor. According to the results of the study, Recorlev demonstrated long-term efficacy to reduce mean urinary free cortisol (mUFC), as well as cardiovascular risk markers such as weight and low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol.

Strategic Advancements Play a Pivotal Role in Cushing’s Syndrome Therapeutics Development

Companies are actively involved in advancing their pipeline candidates for the treatment of this rare disease. For instance, Strongbridge Biopharma plc is planning to submit a new drug application (NDA) to the USFDA for Recorlev, which is indicated for the treatment of Cushing’s syndrome. Similarly, in January 2019, Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated was issued a new patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), covering the use of Korlym in combination with CYP3A inhibitors for the treatment of patients with Cushing’s syndrome.

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Some key players involved in the development of Cushing’s syndrome therapeutics include Novartis AG, AstraZeneca PLC, Diurnal Group PLC, Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated, Crinetics Pharmaceuticals Inc., Strongbridge Biopharma plc, and Spruce Biosciences Inc.

Cushing’s Syndrome Therapeutics Pipeline Analysis

  • By Phase
  • By Molecule Type
  • By Route of Administration
  • By Company

The report comprises detailed pipeline analysis of therapeutics being developed for the treatment of Cushing’s syndrome. Comprehensive insights on the pipeline products have been provided, with special focus on strategic developments of key players, information on drug licensing, designations, financing, and grants, technological advancements, patents, and upcoming conferences. In addition, the report highlights the winning strategies of companies involved in the Cushing’s syndrome therapeutics development. Detailed regulatory approval procedures in the U.S., Europe, and Japan are also provided in the report. Furthermore, the report contains competitive analysis and extensive information on monotherapies, combination therapies, targets and mechanisms of action, and drug origin with respect to Cushing’s syndrome.