California Clinical Trials
A listing of California clinical trials actively recruiting patient volunteers.
In California there are several research institutes and hospitals that conduct clinical trials. The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) has one of the largest medical research institutes in the state and conducts clinical trials not only in Los Angeles but all across California. The larger cities in California, such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, San Jose, and Sacramento all have ongoing clinical trials dedicated to a variety of conditions, including both paid and non-paid clinical trials.
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International Hernia Mesh Registry
This is an open-label, multi-center, long-term, prospective hernia mesh registry. A minimum of 4,800 hernia patients will be enrolled from approximately 60 active sites globally
Transthyretin Amyloidosis Outcome Survey (THAOS)
THAOS is a global, multi-center, longitudinal observational survey open to all patients with transthyretin amyloidosis (ATTR), including ATTR-PN (polyneuropathy), ATTR-CM (cardiomyopathy) and wild-type ATTR-CM. It is open-ended with a minimum duration of 10 years. Patients will be followed as long as they are able to participate. The principal aims of this outcome survey are to better understand and characterize the natural history of the disease by studying a large and heterogenous patient popu ...
HCRN Core Data Project: Characterizing Patient Populations in the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN)
The Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN) has been established by philanthropic funding to conduct multi-institutional research (clinical trials and observational studies) on pediatric hydrocephalus. In addition to philanthropic funding, the HCRN has also received an NIH NINDS Challenge Grant to support the network infrastructure which allows for the conduct of this and other network studies. The HCRN consists of multiple Clinical Centers and the Data Coordinating Center (DCC). The HCRN ...
Efficacy of Implantable Defibrillator Therapy After a Myocardial Infarction
This study will assess whether an implantable defibrillator will increase the likelihood of survival in patients who have had a heart attack in the prior 5 years, have abnormal test results from a 24 hour heart monitor, and who have low normal heart function.
The Pediatric Anesthesia Quality Improvement Project
The Study is designed to collect information about adverse events that occur in children undergoing anesthesia in participating hospitals. Demographic information will be collected on all anesthetics. An analysis of each adverse event will be performed and entered into the database. From this information we will devise strategies to prevent these adverse events.
Prospective Database Registry Study of Scoliosis in Children With Cerebral Palsy
The purpose of this study is to determine the radiographic and clinical outcomes of Scoliosis surgical and non-operative treatment in patients with Cerebral Palsy.
Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy for Upper Airway Evaluation in Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Prospective, interventional cohort study of drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) to evaluate the upper airway in a cohort of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) surgical patients. This study has investigated the reliability of this technique, demonstrating moderate-substantial interrater and test-retest reliability. This research has also compared DISE findings to those of the lateral cephalogram X-ray and examined DISE findings in individuals who have not responded to previous sleep apnea surgery. The ...
International Pediatric Adrenocortical Tumor Registry
This study aims to collect demographic and medical information including detailed family history of cancer of children and adolescents with adrenocortical tumors in order to learn more about the clinical and epidemiological aspects, treatment modalities, and outcome of patients with this rare disease, worldwide. In addition, investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (SJCRH) plan to perform molecular studies of tumor cells aimed to clarify the role of the TP53 gene and other genetic ...
Diet and Physical Activity Change or Usual Care in Improving Progression-Free Survival in Patients With Previously Treated Stage II, III, or IV Ovarian, Fallopian Tube, or Primary Peritoneal Cancer
This randomized phase III trial studies whether changes in diet and physical activity can increase the length of survival without the return of cancer (progression-free survival) compared with usual care in patients with previously treated stage II, III, or IV ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer. A healthy diet and physical activity program and counseling may help patients make healthier lifestyle choices. It is not yet known whether changes in diet and exercise may help increa ...
Long-Term Follow-Up of Patients Who Have Participated in Children's Oncology Group Studies
This clinical trial keeps track of and collects follow-up information from patients who are currently enrolled on or have participated in a Children's Oncology Group study. Developing a way to keep track of patients who have participated in Children's Oncology Group studies may allow doctors learn more about the long-term effects of cancer treatment and help them reduce problems related to treatment and improve patient quality of life.
Anxiety and Depression Levels in Cancer Patients After Self-Application of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)
Anxiety and depression have been found to be significant co-occurring conditions in cancer patients. This study examines these and other psychological conditions in patients diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma, a rare cancer of the bile duct, with an average survival time of three to six months post-diagnosis. Participants are taught EFT in telephone and internet group coaching sessions, and have access to an online support forum. They complete the Mini-Mental Adjustment to Cancer Scale (Mini-MAC) ...
Prostate Active Surveillance Study
The Prostate Active Surveillance Study (PASS) is a research study for men who have chosen active surveillance as a management plan for their prostate cancer. Active surveillance is defined as close monitoring of prostate cancer with the offer of treatment if there are changes in test results. This study seeks to discover markers that will identify cancers that are more aggressive from those tumors that grow slowly.
Kaiser Permanente houses over 6,000 physicians in southern California and it is also one of the largest research centers on the state. On its clinical trial division, Kaiser Permanente conducts clinical trials of almost every specialty funded by pharmaceutical companies, government, and foundations.
The Cedars-Sinai Medical Center located in Los Angeles is one of the largest research centers owned and operated by a private hospital in the United States. Focusing on biomedical, cancer, and heart research among other specialties, you can find almost any type of clinical trials for both health and non-healthy volunteers at the research division of Cedar-Sinai Medical Center.
There are around 100,000 clinical trials happening every year across the United States about almost every condition out there. While most clinical trials are testing drugs or medical devices there are also many behavioral and observational trials going on at any point in time. Many paid research studies are held at these California locations.
Clinical trials are incredibly important for making new medical and scientific discoveries, finding new and better methods for diagnosing medical conditions early, testing new interventions, and even developing safer and more effective surgical procedures.
In order for all these discoveries to me made available to the general population they need to go through years of rigorous testing both in healthy and non-healthy volunteers. During those years, medical professionals follow a protocol that has been previously approved by the FDA or other regulatory agency to test the effectiveness and safety of their discovery.
Other people choose to participate in a clinical trial because they feel it is a good way to contribute to the advancement of medical knowledge and that their participation can help many people in the future. The following lists of trials are broken down by condition, and to find a specific clinical trial in your area click through to clinicaltrials.gov.