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What are the Current Treatments for ALS?

Presently, there is one FDA approved drug, Rilutek, which has been shown to slow down the progression of the disease. There are currently many drug trials in process at hospitals across the US and around the world. There is much hope for a cure in the future.

The Curtis R. Vance Foundation, Inc. hopes to aid in the finding of a cure, or a way to stop the progression, or regenerate motor nerves that are lost, or improve the daily lives of patients, by contributing dollars raised to research.  Back to What Is ALS?

Curtis took Rilutek, and was in the BDNF study at Massachusetts General Hospital (these results have not been posted, and it is still not known whether Curt was being given the drug, or a placebo). He also took Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, selenium, Co-enzyme Q10, and Creatine. Curtis and Heidi spent many months investigating alternative treatments, and tried some of them.