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Our Hope for a Cure

There is no cure for A-T at the present time. Treatments are severely limited because children with A-T do not respond to common antibiotics and experience extreme sensitivity to radiation. Current therapies focus on alleviating symptoms through speech therapy, immune system injections, and high-dose vitamins, but with limited results.

Developments in gene therapy and improved understanding of the human genome hold promise for A-T victims. Existing A-T research programs are underway around the world that focus on genetic and other treatments. These include the prevention of neurological decline and cancers, early detection and nutritional strategies, and physical and speech therapies. A greater understanding of what causes A-T, and finding a cure, could give A-T victims their lives back and help solve the mysteries of counltess fatal ailments.