Clinical Trials
Clinical trials are how new treatments are tested.

UCSF is conducting research on the potential benefits of lecanemab for the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease as part of the National Institutes of Health-funded AHEAD Study. Individuals who may be interested in participating in this study at UCSF can contact our clinical trials team.

Clinical trials are how new treatments are tested. UCSF’s Memory and Aging Center (MAC) runs selected clinical trials for neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, progressive supranuclear palsy and Huntington’s disease. Your participation helps us evaluate these potential therapeutics. If one of our trials looks interesting to you, please talk with your doctor or contact the study team to see if it is appropriate for you. If you would like more information, you may find the booklet, Clinical Trials and Older Adults, published by the National Institute on Aging helpful for describing how older adults can volunteer for research studies.

You can also search for other clinical trials at UCSF or check the NIH site,

You can contact the UCSF Memory and Aging Center Clinical Alzheimer's Disease and Frontotemporal Dementia Trials Program at:

[email protected]
415.476.0661 or 415.514.5745
The Boxer Lab

For Huntington's disease and ataxia trials, please contact [email protected].

For prion studies, please contact [email protected].