Clinical Trials & Cancer Research

About cCARE’s cancer research

cCARE is proud to offer numerous institutional-grade clinical trials for cancer patients. Clinical trials assess new drug or treatment effectiveness and provide cancer patients with the newest – and possibly most effective – forms of treatment.

Cancer clinical trials are divided into three different phases. Phase I trials assess the safety of a drug or treatment; phase II trials quantify how effective the treatment is while phase III compares the trial to the best existing cancer treatment.

The decision to participate in a clinical trial should be made early in the diagnosis stage because once treatment begins, patients may not be eligible to participate in certain clinical trials. Benefits of participating in clinical trials include access to the newest treatment and medicine designed to fight your particular type of cancer as well as being monitored closely throughout the treatment process.

Although clinical trials provide many benefits, patients must consider the risks as well. Participants may experience unforeseen side effects, the treatment may just not work as well as previous methods and health insurance coverage may not extend to participating in a trial. Speak with your oncologist about whether or not a clinical trial is right for your specific case.

Open clinical trials at cCARE

Below is a list of clinical trials currently open cCARE. Click on the box to explore the various trials, sorted by cancer type. If you have any questions please call us at (760) 452-3909 or email Beth Kimball, RN OCN, Clinical Study Coordinator and Program Lead, at [email protected].


Breast Cancer Clinical Trials

View all Breast Cancer clinical trials at California Cancer Associates for Research & Excellence. San Diego & Fresno locations.

Colon & Rectal Clinical Trials

View all current Colon & Rectal clinical trials at California Cancer Associates for Research & Excellence. San Diego & Fresno trial locations.

Glioblastoma Multiforme Clinical Trials

View all Glioblastoma Multiforme clinical trials at California Cancer Associates for Research & Excellence. San Diego & Fresno locations.

Leukemia Clinical Trials

View all Leukemia clinical trials at California Cancer Associates for Research & Excellence. San Diego & Fresno locations.

Lung Cancer Clinical Trials

View all Lung Cancer clinical trials at California Cancer Associates for Research & Excellence. San Diego & Fresno locations.

Lymphoma Clinical Trials

View all Lymphoma clinical trials at California Cancer Associates for Research & Excellence. San Diego & Fresno locations.

Melanoma Clinical Trials

View all Melanoma clinical trials at California Cancer Associates for Research & Excellence.

Multiple Myeloma Clinical Trials

View all current Multiple Myeloma clinical trials at California Cancer Associates for Research & Excellence. San Diego & Fresno trial locations.

Myelodysplastic Syndromes Clinical Trials

View all current Myelodysplastic Syndromes clinical trials at California Cancer Associates for Research & Excellence. San Diego & Fresno locations.

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Clinical Trials

View all current Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma clinical trials at California Cancer Associates for Research & Excellence. San Diego & Fresno locations.

Observational Cancer Clinical Trials

View all current observational cancer clinical trials at California Cancer Associates for Research & Excellence. San Diego & Fresno locations.

Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials

View all current Prostate Cancer clinical trials at California Cancer Associates for Research & Excellence. San Diego & Fresno locations.

Solid Tumor Clinical Trials

View all current Solid Tumor cancer clinical trials at California Cancer Associates for Research & Excellence. San Diego & Fresno locations.

Contact centers

Phone: (800) 456-5860

cCARE Escondido
Research Department
[email protected]

cCARE Encinitas
Beth Kimball, RN, OCN
[email protected]

cCARE Fresno
Fresno Operations
[email protected]