Clinical Trials FAQs
You can access the online clinical trials database or call 626-218-1133 to find out about clinical trials that are being conducted at City of Hope right away; but before you can participate in a specific trial, you must be seen by a doctor to discuss whether you are eligible. Once a patient has been seen by a City of Hope physician, he or she will be provided with information about treatment and can inquire about clinical trials.
All clinical trials are based upon a study plan called a protocol. Designed with great care, the plan helps to ensure the safety of the participants and answer specific research questions. A protocol details the specifics of the study: who can participate, different procedures, test schedules, medications and dosages, and the length of the study.
- Answer specific questions about vaccines, new therapies or novel ways of using known treatments.
- Determine whether new drugs or treatments are effective.
- Develop new procedures and treatments to improve patient outcomes and advance medical science.