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Health Festival. Sma, a model for the therapies of the future

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Spinal Muscular Atrophy is a genetic disease that in its most serious form was a real condemnation for the children who were affected until a few years ago. A disease for which, however, enormous progress has been made in recent years, thanks to scientific research and the commitment of researchers and patients.

Health Festival. Sma, a model for the therapies of the future


Today there are drugs capable of counteracting the progress of the disease and, above all, there is gene therapy: a cure that goes to the root of the problem. That for SMA is just one of the many advanced therapies that will be available in the coming years: a new way of treating that poses challenges to the health system in terms of sustainability, organization, screening and follow-up.

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We talk about it with Eugenio Mercuri, Agostino Gemelli Polyclinic, Anita Pallara, president of FamiglieSMA, Americo Cicchetti, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, and Lisa Noja, member of the Social Affairs Committee of the Chamber of Deputies, deputy of Italia Viva. In the studio Letizia Gabaglio.

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