Investigator Initiated Trials (IIT)

Can they demonstrate scientific merits and align with corporate objectives? Often initiated by researchers or investigators as a part of an observation, an Investigator Initiated Trial (IIT) or Investigator Sponsored Trial is one of the kind of clinical trials that take up specific questions from clinical care, such as therapy optimization or off-label use, and are usually of no economic interest.

Game changer for the fight against cancer?

Although not yet brought into daily clinical routine, new screening methods and individualized pharmacological treatment concepts are under evaluation and show promising first results. Three recent findings describe the advances in research for breast, prostate and pancreatic cancer.