Why perform clinical ctDNA research?
The ctDNA research center will ensure development in the field of ctDNA guided cancer treatment. This include documentation on the optimal choice of treatment for the individual patients. The aim is to be able to offer all relevant patients in Denmark participation in appropriate clinical trials.
The trials will make it possible to guide the cancer treatment to fit the individual patient and thus reduce the risk of overtreatment and side effects. The goal of the trials is to offer the best possible treatment and cure as many patients as possible. Throughout the trials, focus is on both implementation possibilities in the clinic and the very important factor, patient quality of life.
Organisation of the work
The center research activities are divided into 5 Clinical Focus Areas covering cancer detection and treatment, and 5 National Infrastructures covering the trials from sample until implementation in the clinic.
The clinical focus areas cover the clinical protocols and ensure national collaborations. The clinical focus areas work with getting a better understanding of the cancer biology and document how measuring ctDNA can improve cancer diagnostics and treatment. All the knowledge and information created in the clinical focus areas will allow better treatment of cancer patients in the Danish cancer clinics.
The national infrastructures are designed to ensure the highest scientific level for all involved protocols. The national infrastructures will support the research across Denmark by offering their expertise knowledge and facilities