The Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, California recently announced the opening of its new Down Syndrome Clinic. The clinic offers a multidisciplinary approach – addressing medical, genetic, psychological, developmental issues – to offer individualized care and evaluation of children with this genetic condition.
The clinic also offers promise on the research front, as experts will have the opportunity to learn from the clinic patients, who will also have access to new clinical trials and treatments.
Says Dr. William Mobley, who directs Packard Children’s Brain and Behavior Center, says: “There is a huge need for new treatments for these children. Right now there is nothing other than supportive care for these folks. We’re cautiously optimistic that what we’re learning now may one day lead to clinical trials.”
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