Introducing "Light the Way:” A new dawn in ALS care and support

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As we step into a new era of medical innovation, it's crucial to shine a light on diseases that have long remained in the shadows. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive neurodegenerative disease also known as motor neurone disease (MND), is one such condition that has challenged medical experts for decades. Today, we’re thrilled to share a beacon of hope in this challenging landscape: Sano’s launch of “Light the Way.”

ALS/MND, known for its rapid progression and severe impact on those it affects, has long needed a more comprehensive approach to care and support. “Light the Way” is our response to a crucial unmet need – the lack of consistent support for those at risk. This multifaceted program is dedicated to supporting individuals who carry genes associated with ALS/MND.

This pioneering initiative offers a comprehensive range of services, including genetic testing, education, counselling, and support, specifically tailored to those at genetic risk for ALS/MND. An integral part of this initiative is the Beacon study, an observational study that charts the psychological impact of ALS/MND genetic testing. This study is critical in understanding and developing new policies to support those at risk of genetic ALS/MND. “Light the Way” embodies the intersection of science and empathy, standing as a testament to what can be achieved when these two forces unite.



We’ve launched this program initially in the United States, and plan to introduce a Spanish language version and expand to the United Kingdom in early 2024. The ultimate vision is global, with a goal to extend the service to other languages and countries, reaching individuals who are often underserved by healthcare systems.

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