Its been a while since the last blog post but in the meantime things have been very busy with the project. A 6 month project extension was granted by the EU funding body allowing recruitment to continue until early 2020.
As of today, over 200 healthy volunteers have been successfully sampled, along with almost 50 patients with Cushing’s, more than 30 with primary adrenal insufficiency (Addison’s) and almost 60 patients with primary hyperaldosteronism.
An enormous amount of data is being generated and this takes time to be analysed. At the moment we are working on the validation and data checks whilst developing classifier algorithms based on advanced mathematical and machine learning techniques. A demonstration of the discriminator algorithm for Cushing’s disease is being presented in poster form at the annual SfE BES Endocrinology meeting in Brighton. The poster will be made available here shortly afterwards.
Next update soon…