Clinical trials are a crucial step in the often cyclical “benchtop to bedside” process of translating clinical questions into laboratory research and then into patient care.
At Penn Vet, the Veterinary Clinical Investigations Center (VCIC), in collaboration with the Penn Vet Cancer Center, provides the necessary infrastructure and clinical skills to allow clinician scientists to perform clinical trials in our patients – both for the benefit of those individual patients and for the betterment of future veterinary and human patients.
Pathology plays an integral role in patient focused research by providing the necessary diagnostic and biocorrelative data. The Comparative Pathology Core supports clinical trials at Penn Vet by providing expertise in tissue evaluation and state-of-the-art molecular and digital pathology techniques.
All investigators planning clinical trials at Penn Vet are encouraged to contact the CPC Clinical Trials Coordinator.