AC Immune CEO Outlines ‘Roadmap’ For Fighting Alzheimer’s
Andrea Pfeifer Outlines Her Key Points For Future AD Treatment
AC Immune’s CEO tells Scrip that treating earlier, targeting Tau, and focusing on more homogeneous populations will be needed to successfully fight Alzheimer’s Disease.
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