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Lecanemab trial in AD brings hope but requires greater clarity

The phase III Clarity AD clinical trial of lecanemab, an amyloid-targeting antibody, showed a small clinical benefit in people with Alzheimer disease. However, several questions remain regarding the true clinical relevance, safety and accessibility of lecanemab in this patient population.

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M.T. is a full-time employee at the intramural programme of the National Institute on Aging (Baltimore, MD, USA). R.H. is supported by the National Institute for Health Research University College Hospital London Biomedical Research Centre (London, UK).

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Thambisetty, M., Howard, R. Lecanemab trial in AD brings hope but requires greater clarity. Nat Rev Neurol (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41582-022-00768-w

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