There Has Been A Big “Breakthrough” In The Fight Against MND

Jan 11, 2019


A new drug that slows the progression of motor neurone disease has been hailed as a major step forward in the fight against the debilitating disease.

The Florey Institute’s Professor Ashley Bush has told the Herald Sun:

“This is a huge breakthrough. This is not a symptomatic treatment. This is an attempt to put out the fire.

“The first chemotherapy in the ’60s was heroic and unprecedented, and they hoped it would become the dominant way of treating the disease.

“But of course, the treatment developed further and there are lots of different approaches to treating cancer.

“That’s what I think will eventually happen with MND. We haven’t had our big chemotherapy moment in neurodegenerative diseases, but I’m hoping this is it.”