Clinical Trials

Information on Clinical Trials at the University of Minnesota

Modiano Lab Clinical Trials

The Clinical Investigation Center (CIC) facilitates veterinary clinical trials and translational research studies for the Modiano Lab and other faculty at the College of Veterinary Medicine. Learn more about the CIC on their website.

Below are the current Modiano Lab clinical trials. The links below take you directly to the study on the CIC website.

COED Part 1: Sample collection: Dogs with cancer and healthy dogs aged 2-4

COED Part 2: Early Detection of Canine Osteosarcoma

METeOR: Dogs with Osteosarcoma or Soft Tissue Sarcomas

ORBIT: VSV and ONIx for Canine B-cell Lymphoma

Clinical trials, or clinical studies, take place in the clinic, a step after lab research studies. Clinical trials offer experimental treatments to patients that fit the criteria of a particular study and are used to determine whether new drugs or treatments are both safe and effective.

There is some risk with any clinical trial, just as with many medical procedures; however, all clinical trials are reviewed by an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) before they can begin. Also, informed owner consent is always part of clinical trials, so before your pet enters a study you will be given all information up front and must agree in writing. In many clinical trials, patients must be treated at the clinic conducting the trial and may not receive study drugs remotely.