Matt Hoffman, Senior Editor for NeurologyLive, has covered medical news for MJH Life Sciences, NeurologyLive’s parent company, since 2017. He hosts the NeurologyLive Mind Moments podcast, as well as the Medical World News show, Second Opinion. Follow him on Twitter @byMattHoffman or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
"Mind Moments," a podcast from NeurologyLive, brings you an exclusive interview with Daniel Claassen, MD, MS.
The Mind Moments podcast features exclusive interviews with leaders in the field discussing the latest research and disease management strategies across the breadth of neurology, including epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease, dementia, sleep disorders, and more.
Episode 34, "Hope and the Huntington Disease Pipeline," features an interview with Daniel Claassen, MD, MS, director, Huntington’s Disease Clinic, and division chief, Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He discussed the recent news of trial program terminations from Roche and Wave Life Science,1,2 and the hope that remains in the Huntington disease pipeline despite these setbacks.
1:15 – Reaction to the Roche and Wave Life Sciences news
4:15 – Thoughts on tominersen prior to discontinuation
7:30 – Current state of SNP-targeting approaches
9:20 – The Huntington disease pipeline at this point
12:20 – The need to develop better outcome measures
14:50 – Ongoing work in nonpharmacologic approaches
13:00 – Takeaways and advice for neurologists
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