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ANA Investigates

Dec 26, 2023

The recent FDA approval of lecanemab, an amyloid-sequestering agent, has been hailed as a breakthrough in the treatment of Alzheimer disease. Critics of the drug have pointed to its cost, risks, and treatment burden. Now that lecanemab is being administered in clinics across the country - how is it changing the lives of people with Alzheimers and their families? Dr. Megan Richie, neurohospitalist at UCSF, spoke to Dr. Seth A. Gale, Co-Director of the Brain Health Program and Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Gale has been involved in creating the clinical program that is delivering lecanemab to patients at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, with the first patients receiving the drug this month. Series 5, Episode 3


  • Guest: Seth A. Gale, MD - Co-Director of the Brain Health Program, and Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School
  • Interviewer: Megan Richie, MD - Neurohospitalist at UCSF and Chair of the ANA Education Innovation Committee
  • Disclosures: Dr. Gale disclosed that he is a site Principal Investigator or Sub-Investigator (at Brigham and Women's Hospital) for several clinical trials in Alzheimer disease. Sponsors for those studies include Biogen, Eisai, Roche, Genentech, and Eli Lilly. I am on a scientific advisory board for MindAhead DE, with the opportunity for honoraria.