At Chiasma, people are at the center of everything we do. We believe that patients with rare and chronic diseases deserve treatment options that can improve their outcomes and quality of life.

Around the world, there are 7,000 types of rare diseases and in the United States alone, an estimated 25-30 million people are living with a rare disease1. Acromegaly is one such disease, affecting an estimated 69,000 people around the world. We aim to enable people living with acromegaly to lead a more normal life with fewer disruptions.

Acromegaly

Acromegaly is a rare endocrine disorder typically caused by a benign tumor in the pituitary gland characterized by hormone overproduction and excess growth.

Resources & Advocacy

There are a variety of resources and patient advocacy groups available to support people with acromegaly and other rare diseases.

Footnote

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