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Dr. Jeffrey Cummings, of Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, peers through MRI scans as part of the aducanumab trial. (FOX5) Dr. Jeffrey Cummings, of Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, peers through MRI scans as part of the aducanumab trial. (FOX5)
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Despite the devastation that Alzheimer's leaves on those afflicted, doctors here in Las Vegas are putting a treatment to the test that could prevent the disease from getting worse in a person.

Doctors at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health touted a gene therapy called "aducanumab" as the most promising of any Alzheimer's drug to stop the disease in its tracks. It's best used in earlier stages, doctors cautioned.

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A trial on the treatment is ongoing at the Lou Ruvo Center. For more information about the trial, including how to enroll, you can call Monica Guerra at 702-701-7893, or visit ClevelandClinic.org/clinicaltrials or CCF.org/BrainHealthTrials for more information.

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