The ALS Center at Washington University provides quality care, state-of-the-art treatment, precision medicine, and research opportunities to patients diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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ALS Patient Care

Our St. Louis ALS team, consisting of physicians, clinicians, researchers and experts, collaborates to evaluate patient needs, create individualized clinical care plans, and implement recommended clinical services.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials transform promising laboratory research into life-enhancing treatments. Patients at our Center have access to leading-edge clinical trials which focus on personalized medicine to improve the understanding, treatment, and prevention of ALS.

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Research & Precision Medicine

Our world-class team transforms cutting-edge translational research into new therapies, accelerating treatment and the search for a cure. The ALS Center is internationally recognized for precision medicine in neurologic disease.

ALS Center News & Recognition

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VIDEO: International trials of the drug, tofersen

A new drug has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a rare, inherited form of ALS caused by mutations in the gene SOD1.

VIDEO: Meet Roger; Clinical Trial Participant

When Roger was diagnosed with ALS, he decided to participate in a clinical trial at the ALS Center at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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qoute-1ak6iea   The staff are compassionate and caring. They understand that they’re working with people, not just subjects. I pray that with their assistance one day there will be a cure for ALS.”


Pattie H
Clinical Trial Participant

qoute-1ak6iea   Working with Dr. Miller and his team has been awesome. I was able to participate in studies, which made me feel that I was fighting the disease. I felt part of a team.”


Helen W
Clinical Trial Participant