Research is an important part of a large sarcoma service, and so we run many clinical trials. These investigate new drugs that may be useful in sarcoma, or new ways of giving established treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy. We can also have trials trying to find out more about sarcomas, by asking patients if we can use a sample of their tumour and/or a blood test to learn more about how these cancers develop. All our patients are given the opportunity to take part in any clinical trials for which they are suitable if they wish.