Research and Clinical Trials
We participate in many scientific programs to advance the search for effective treatments and cures for ALS and other motor neuron diseases.

Research plays a key role in shaping our clinical practice at the ALS Center at UCSF. Our current program includes a variety of research studies reflecting a range of clinical and scientific activities

Clinical trials are a kind of research that involves and potential treatment and people. Clinical trials help researchers answer questions such as:

  • Is a new treatment or medical device safe?
  • Does the new treatment do what it is supposed to do?
  • Is the new treatment better than a current treatment?
  • Which patients benefit the most from the new treatment?

Clinical trials are done in steps called phases. At each phase, researchers try to answer a different question. Each phase needs a different set of participants, so a participant joins only one trial at a time.

Find out more about clinical trials for people with ALS using these resources: