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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Skin Imaging With Technologies in Development

NCT00764920

The purpose of this research is to develop non-invasive imaging modalities for assessment of skin. This is a pilot study which will use multiple imaging modalities to collect information on normal and lesional skin. The researchers understand that the purpose of this study is not to evaluate any particular treatment and an investigation of a new therapeutic intervention would require an additional protocol. Skin conditions to be studied include vascular lesions, pigmentary disorders, inflammator ...

Conditions: Pigmented Skin Lesion of Uncertain Nature

Neuropsychological and Behavioral Testing in Younger Patients With Cancer

NCT00772200

This research trial studies neuropsychological (learning, remembering or thinking) and behavioral outcomes in children and adolescents with cancer by collecting information over time from a series of tests.

Conditions: Childhood Malignant Neoplasm

A Safety Extension Study of Trastuzumab Emtansine in Participants Previously Treated With Trastuzumab Emtansine Alone or in Combination With Other Anti-Cancer Therapy in One of the Parent Studies

NCT00781612

This is a global, multicenter, open-label safety extension study. Participants receiving single-agent trastuzumab emtansine or trastuzumab emtansine administered in combination with other anti-cancer therapies in a Genentech / Roche-sponsored parent study who are active and receiving benefit at the closure of parent study are eligible for continued treatment in this study.

Conditions: Neoplasm Metastasis

Filgrastim-Mobilized Stem Cells for Transplantation Using Unrelated Donors

NCT00785525

The purpose of the study is to: Establish and evaluate a system for collection of filgrastim-mobilized peripheral blood stem cells from National Marrow Donor Program donors (NMDP) donors Assess the safety among NMDP donors of filgrastim administration and PBSC leukapheresis Assess the safety and efficacy of filgrastim-mobilized PBSC in unrelated donor hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients Determine the acceptability of stem cell donation by filgrastim stimulated apheresis in normal dono ...

Conditions: Healthy

Contrast-Enhanced MRI for the Characterization of Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)

NCT00804128

RATIONALE: Diagnostic procedures, such as contrast-enhanced MRI, may help find and diagnose ductal carcinoma in situ. PURPOSE: This study is to develop and refine magnetic resonance (MR) imaging methods for pre-operative staging of ductal carcinoma in situ, a pre-invasive form of breast cancer, and atypical ductal hyperplasia, a risk factor for developing cancer.

Conditions: Breast Cancer

Sex Differences in Coronary Pathophysiology

NCT00823563

This is a research study evaluating possible causes of chest pain (or an anginal equivalent, such as fatigue resulting in a decrease in exercise tolerance, shortness of breath, or back, shoulder, neck, or jaw pain) in people with no evidence of significant coronary artery disease on their coronary angiogram (pictures of the blood vessels in the heart). The purpose of the research study is to determine if there is diffuse atherosclerosis (plaque) not appreciated by angiography, or if the coronary ...

Conditions: Chest Pain, Ischemia

177Lu Radiolabeled Monoclonal Antibody HuJ591 (177Lu-J591) and Ketoconazole in Patients With Prostate Cancer

NCT00859781

The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness of the experimental drug, 177Lu-J591 in combination with ketoconazole and hydrocortisone against prostate cancer.

Conditions: Prostate Cancer

Radiation Therapy With Concomitant and Adjuvant Temozolomide Versus Radiation Therapy With Adjuvant PCV Chemotherapy in Patients With Anaplastic Glioma or Low Grade Glioma

NCT00887146

Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as temozolomide, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. It is not yet known whether giving radiation with concomitant and adjuvant temozolomide versus radiation with adjuvant PCV is more effective in treating anaplastic glioma or low grade glioma.

Conditions: Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors

CA-IX, p16, Proliferative Markers, and HPV in Diagnosing Cervical Lesions in Patients With Abnormal Cervical Cells

NCT00892866

This research trial studies carbonic anhydrase 9 (CA-IX), p16, proliferative markers, and human papilloma virus (HPV) in diagnosing cervical lesions in patients with abnormal cervical cells. Studying biomarkers in abnormal cervical cells may improve the ability to find cervical lesions and plan effective treatment.

Conditions: Atypical Endocervical Glandular Cell of Undetermined Significance, Atypical Endometrial Hyperplasia, Human Papillomavirus Infection, Stage 0 Cervical Cancer AJCC v7

Study of Kidney Tumors in Younger Patients

NCT00898365

This research trial studies kidney tumors in younger patients. Collecting and storing samples of tumor tissue, blood, and urine from patients with cancer to study in the laboratory may help doctors learn more about changes that occur in deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and identify biomarkers related to cancer.

Conditions: Adult Cystic Nephroma, Anaplastic Kidney Wilms Tumor, Angiolipoma, Cellular Congenital Mesoblastic Nephroma, Classic Congenital Mesoblastic Nephroma, Clear Cell Sarcoma of the Kidney, Congenital Mesoblastic Nephroma, Cystic Partially Differentiated Kidney Nephroblastoma, Diffuse Hyperplastic Perilobar Nephroblastomatosis, Extrarenal Rhabdoid Tumor, Kidney Medullary Carcinoma, Kidney Neoplasm, Kidney Oncocytoma, Kidney Wilms Tumor, Metanephric Adenofibroma, Metanephric Adenoma, Metanephric Stromal Tumor, Metanephric Tumor, Mixed Congenital Mesoblastic Nephroma, Ossifying Renal Tumor of Infancy, Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma, Renal Cell Carcinoma, Renal Cell Carcinoma Associated With Xp11.2 Translocations/TFE3 Gene Fusions, Rhabdoid Tumor of the Kidney, Wilms Tumor

Collecting and Storing Tissue From Young Patients With Cancer

NCT00898755

This laboratory study is collecting and storing tissue, blood, and bone marrow samples from young patients with cancer. Collecting and storing samples of tissue, blood, and bone marrow from patients with cancer to study in the laboratory may help doctors learn more about changes that may occur in DNA and identify biomarkers related to cancer.

Conditions: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Central Nervous System Neoplasm, Ewing Sarcoma, Germ Cell Tumor, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Malignant Neoplasm, Neuroblastoma, Osteosarcoma, Retinoblastoma, Rhabdoid Tumor, Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Studying Tumor Tissue Samples and Blood Samples to Learn More About DNA Changes in Patients With Lung Cancer

NCT00899405

RATIONALE: Studying samples of tumor tissue and blood from patients with cancer in the laboratory may help doctors learn more about changes that occur in DNA and identify biomarkers related to cancer. PURPOSE: This laboratory study is looking at tumor tissue samples and blood samples to learn more about DNA changes in patients with lung cancer.

Conditions: Lung Cancer

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.

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