Our ALS Center provides opportunities for patients to participate in the most innovative Clinical Trials and Studies that relate to the cause and treatment of ALS. We understand that early diagnosis, highly specialized care and access to promising trials help ensure the best possible outcomes for individuals facing this disease.
The trials range from those that are very easy to participate in, such as trials monitoring markers in the blood, to more complicated interventional trials, such as new therapy for genetic subtypes of ALS.
Clinical Trials at WashU
ALS Center’s current clinical studies for people with ALS, PLS, PMA, other neuromuscular diseases, asymptomatic ALS gene carriers, and healthy control subjects.
National Clinical Trials
The U.S. National Institutes of Health maintains a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world.
How to Participate
We welcome participation from anyone with ALS and have a trial or study to fit any and all diagnoses and stages of ALS.
We greatly value our clinical trial participants! We consider them brave volunteers, and are deeply appreciative of their commitment to helping us find a cure for ALS. During clinical trials we will go out of our way to make it a pleasant experience for participants. We will provide information the patient needs to help make a decision about whether or not to participate, and we will respond quickly to any needs that come up during a clinical trial.
Meet Roger, Clinical Trial Participant
When Roger was diagnosed with ALS, he decided to participate in a clinical trial at the ALS Center.
My hobby was being a fitness buff. When I started noticing I can’t do as many reps lifting, or go as many miles on the elliptical machine or bike, I just thought it was age. That is when I went to my physical therapist and he said to get to a neurologist asap.