WHAT WE DO

We’re working hard to improve survival and treatments for young adult cancer patients.


WE FUND GROUNDBREAKING RESEARCH

What type of research does the Rutledge Foundation support?

Translational research applies findings from basic science to enhance human health and well-being. In a medical research context, it aims to “translate” findings in fundamental research into medical practice and meaningful health outcomes.

The Rutledge Foundation’s mission is to fund translational research that has been proven in the lab and is moving toward clinical trials that show promise for new, less toxic, more curative cancer therapies, quickly and safely.

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WE FUND CLINICAL TRIALS

What is a Clinical Trial?

Clinical trials are research studies that explore whether a medical strategy, treatment, or device is safe and effective for humans. These studies also may show which medical approaches work best for certain illnesses or groups of people. Clinical trials produce the best data available for health care decisionmaking. National Institute of Health

For some patients, clinical research trials represent an avenue for receiving promising new therapies that would not otherwise be available. Patients with difficult to treat or currently “incurable” diseases, such as AIDS or certain types of cancer, may want to pursue participation in clinical research trials if standard therapies are not effective. Clinical research trials are sometimes lifesaving. Medicinenet.com

We fund clinical trials that show promise for new sarcoma treatments. Orphan cancers like pediatric sarcomas don’t require the larger population of patients and can achieve “Orphan Drug’ status with the FDA which will help streamline the arduous efficacy and safety studies that are required.

Learn how we’re supporting clinical trials below.


WE SUPPORT YOUNG ADULTS WITH CANCER

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