The WDA aspires to unmask the challenges of Wilson disease and unleash the promise of a cure.

Wilson disease is an inherited disorder that causes too much copper to accumulate in the body.

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Clinical Trials and Studies

Find out about trials of new therapies and other studies now underway.

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Gateway Trial is now Actively Enrolling at 3 US Clinical Sites

March 2022

The first gene therapy study of VTX-801 in adults with Wilson disease is open for enrollment.

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The Wilson Disease copper balance study

August 2021

The aim of this clinical study in people with Wilson disease is to find out whether Alexion’s investigational product is able to help restore copper balance.

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Ultragenyx’s Wilson Disease Gene Therapy Program Update

March 2022

Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company working to develop new products for the treatment of rare and ultra-rare diseases

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Do I Have Wilson Disease?

Learn more about the signs and symptoms of Wilson disease.

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Medical Professionals

Diagnosis, examinations, and treatment of Wilson disease.

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Living With Wilson Disease

Learn more about treatments, patient assistance, and studies.

Living With Wilson Disease

Registry for Patients with Wilson Disease

The registry is not only important to current patients but is important because it will impact patients for generations. Our researchers and our donors are creating a legacy. We have been very fortunate to meet the needs of our first two years but we cannot become complacent considering the amount needed to fund the remainder of the project.

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Mission Statement

The WDA provides support and hope to people impacted by Wilson disease worldwide so that they may lead the best quality of life possible.