A clinical trial is a research study created to answer specific questions about new therapies or new ways of using known treatments. Clinical trials (also called medical research and research studies) are used to determine whether new drugs, new devices or new treatments are both safe and effective. Carefully conducted clinical trials are the fastest and safest way to find treatments that are effective in patients.
At Moffitt, our Sarcoma program incorporates landmark research in drug discovery, surgery, molecular therapy, and immune therapy. Breakthrough discoveries in the lab become early stage translational research studies and then patient clinical trials. Moffitt is known for its cutting-edge research in personalized medicine, which designs targeted treatments that improve patient outcomes, reduce side effects and prevent disease recurrence.