Clinical Trials

What Is a Cancer Clinical Trial?

A clinical trial for cancer is a research study that tests a new treatment. This can be a drug, device, vaccine or other therapy. The goal of this research is to find better ways to treat people with cancer.

See if one of our clinical trials holds promise.

For Patients

For more information, contact our Clinical Trial Recruitment Navigator by phone at 310-423-2133, or email and include "Cancer Clinical Trials" in the subject line.

For Referring Physicians

If you are a medical or surgical oncologist with a patient who might benefit by participating in a clinical trial, our Clinical Trial Recruitment Navigator is here to assist you. Please call 310-423-2133 or email
 with your requests.

In addition, if you would like to receive our quarterly clinical trial brochure by mail, email
 to request a copy and include "Brochure Request" in the subject line.


The Clinical Trial Recruitment Navigator at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute is responsible for promoting awareness and serves as a central contact for cancer clinical trials.

Services provided:

  • Collaborates with investigators and study teams to develop recruitment strategies for cancer clinical trials
  • Resolves inquires received through both phone and email
  • Coordinates cancer-related outreach activities for investigators and staff
  • Educates potential research subjects on clinical trial participation
  • Gathers and distributes current clinical trial information to patients, faculty and staff