Perspectives in FTD Research Webinar: Gene Therapy for FTD — What Do I Need to Know?

In the last several years, new clinical trials have begun for drugs that can potentially slow or stop the progression of FTD caused by specific genes. Gene therapy and gene editing technologies that have been available for other diseases and conditions hold promise for a treatment for FTD, but, as with all new medical interventions, people have many questions.

In this Perspectives in FTD Research webinar, presented jointly by AFTD and the FTD Disorders Registry, guest speaker Rebekah Ahmed, PhD, a neurologist at the University of Sydney, explores the types of interventions being developed for genetic FTD and how to make informed decisions about participating in this type of research.

This Perspectives in Research Webinar was made possible through the generous support of UCB.

Viewers will be able to understand:

  • What “gene therapy” for FTD means.
  • The major types of gene-related interventions being explored for FTD.
  • What to consider when deciding if this type of research is right for you and your family.
  • Where to go for more information on FTD gene therapy.

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