Publication date: Oct 09, 2019
Georgetown University Medical Center: Georgetown University Medical Center, a Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) Association Research Center of Excellence, is now offering three clinical trials to study new treatments for LBD, a disease often confused with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.
With laboratory, biomarkers and clinical expertise in neurodegenerative diseases, including Lewy body dementia as well as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s diseases, researchers at Georgetown are in a unique position to conduct translational research, identifying drugs that can be repurposed or new agents in the lab that can then be tested in patients.
The translational research is led by Charbel Moussa, MBBS, PhD, director of the Laboratory for Dementia and Parkinsonism, and scientific and clinical research director of the Translational Neurotherapeutics Program at Georgetown University Medical Center.
“The first clinical step in investigating drugs in Lewy body dementia is to carefully examine if the drug is safe and if it is tolerable,” says Pagan, principal investigator of the new studies and medical director for the Translational Neurotherapeutics Program.
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