Thursday22 June 2017

Clinical Trials & Research

What is a clinical trial?

The most promising and successful cancer treatments have been thoroughly tested through the clinical trials process. During the clinical trial, many types of treatment—chemotherapy, radiation, and other therapies—are tested for effectiveness and safety.

CBCC offers clinical trials for a variety of cancers

CBCC has earned a reputation as a leader in research. We have participated in every significant clinical trial over the last 20 years. That means that our patients have had early access to new treatments before they are widely available. In fact, CBCC has often been selected to be among an exclusive and elite group of cancer centers to test state-of-the-art therapies.

The advantage of participating in a clinical trial is early access to new cancer treatments. However, you should remember that clinical trials are research and the treatments are under development. The decision to participate in a clinical trial should be thoughtfully considered. While it is a good choice for some people, treatment options have possible benefits and drawbacks. You may want to discuss these options with your doctor and those close to you.

For a list of all current clinical trials - see the list of Trials by Cancer Type to the left.

If you have any questions about Clinical Trials please feel free to contact:

Lourdes Estrada, Director of Clinical Research
Phone: 661-862-7178
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Veronica Marquez, CBCC Study Coordinator
Phone: 661-862-7122
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UCLA Clinical Research Department (Office Located inside CBCC)
Joy Moss, CRC UCLA Clinical Research Coordinator
Phone: 661-862-7158
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