Myles Brown, MD Lab
Alan D'Andrea, MD - The D'Andrea Laboratory
Clinical research explores whether new treatments and therapeutic techniques are safe and effective in patients. Physician-scientists administer these to patients in rigorously controlled clinical trials to monitor patient' progress and evaluate a treatment's
efficacy, or measurable benefit.
Learn about clinical trials.
Learn about clinical research in breast cancer, gynecologic cancer, and cancer genetics and prevention.
Translational research bridges the gap between basic and clinical research by bringing scientists together to examine whether a discovery has the potential to improve cancer therapy. For example, if a basic researcher identifies a gene that looks like
a promising candidate for targeted therapy, translational researchers will evaluate thousands of potential compounds to see if any of them are capable of blocking the gene. Researchers refine and test the compound in cell lines and animal models.