Clinical studies in genomics and individualized medicine help improve the understanding of how diseases develop and progress. Mayo Clinic uses this knowledge to develop better diagnostic tools and more-effective therapies to improve patient care.
The Center for Individualized Medicine conducts multiparticipant clinical trials and addresses the needs of patients through medical treatment studies. Clinical trials are systematically designed to test an intervention aiming to improve a specific health-related outcome in a group of participants. The center's treatment studies use previously tested and accepted genomic products and procedures in new and different ways to diagnose and treat individual patients.
The Center for Individualized Medicine currently has seven studies for patients who meet certain eligibility criteria.