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Foundation for Prader-Willi Blog | News

FPWR Joins the Rare Disease Diversity Coalition

Improving diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) in PWS clinical research is a priority for FPWR, and we are working to partner with experts and other patient groups working in this area. FPWR has recently joined the Rare Disease Dive...

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Recent Advances in Drug Development Bring Treatments Within Reach for PWS

Exciting developments are sweeping through the PWS community, spotlighting two potential treatments: Soleno’s DCCR and Aardvark’s ARD-101. Recognition of the PWS community's involvement must be given, as hundreds of volunteers have participated in PW...

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Advancing Prader-Willi Syndrome Care With the New PWS Profile Tool

PWS impacts many aspects of our children’s lives. The hallmark struggle for those affected by PWS is hyperphagia, or excessive appetite. But beyond hyperphagia, individuals with PWS are susceptible to other behavioral and emotional problems that affe...

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May is #PWSAwareness Month | We Have Your PWS Awareness Resources

May is PWS Awareness Month. A time to raise awareness and advance research so we may find new treatments for Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). By coming together this month, we can amplify our impact and propel treatments for PWS forward faster. Since 201...

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Top 10 Reasons to Attend the 2024 FPWR Family Conference

Join us September 27–28 for our annual gathering of movers, shakers, thinkers, and doers at this year’s FPWR Family Conference! It's a unique opportunity to connect, learn, and grow alongside like-minded individuals who are dedicated to making a diff...

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Analysis of Hyperphagia Questionnaire for Clinical Trials (HQ-CT) Scores

The Hyperphagia Questionnaire for Clinical Trials (HQ-CT) is typically completed by caregivers for individuals with PWS who are enrolled in clinical trials. The questionnaire is designed to evaluate changes inhyperphagia during the course of the tria...

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Improving the PWS Clinical Trial Experience for Families and Clinical Study Site Staff

It has been an exciting time for PWS research and clinical trials. The field has been working hard to find effective treatments for the symptoms of PWS to help our children lead more independent and fulfilling lives. In the last several years, there ...

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Recordings from FPWR’s Annual Family Conference: What’s Next for DCCR?

Soleno Therapeutics recently shared data from their DESTINY PWS study, an international, placebo-controlled Phase 3 study of DCCR (Diazoxide Choline Controlled-Release) drug trial. To further establish the effects of DCCR administration on hyperphagi...

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2023 Harvesting Hope Distance Challenge: Make a Real Difference

The Harvesting Hope Distance Challenge is back, and it's your chance to join a heartwarming community, get moving, and make a real difference. Whether you're a seasoned walker, a jogging enthusiast, or someone who just loves the idea of taking positi...

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