Clinical Research

Clinical Research

Clinical research is a critical tool in fighting cancer. Through it, scientists are studying new drugs effective while safe for the patient, offering lower risk of adverse events. Generally, clinical trials are sponsored by pharmaceutical companies, companies that develop medical devices, or even national or international government agencies interested in developing a specific area of specific action. Clinical research involving human subjects must follow international rules that guarantee the correct performance of research within the scientific standards, ethics and respect for the subject of research.


The sponsored clinical research ended the year 2013 with 131 registered studies since 2001, with a total of 1642 patients included in this period. It is expected that these numbers will continue growing in scale. To encourage institutional clinical research, in 2013 a committee was created with the mandate to promote training events aimed at increasing the number of patients in projects.