Cancer Clinical Trials

Hoag Family Cancer Institute offers comprehensive clinical trials for all solid tumor cancers. Through an alliance with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute designated comprehensive cancer center, Hoag Family Cancer Institute also offers early phase clinical trials (phase I and phase II), bringing new drug therapies to our community - unlike any other community hospital in Orange County.

Early Development Clinical Trials

Early development clinical trials (phase I and II) are novel drug therapies that examine new treatments that provide options beyond standard of care. During these trials, researchers are carefully examining the best way to administer the treatment, determine how much can be safely given, identify important potential side effects, as well as assess cancer response. These trials can be used as a first line of therapy when known standard treatments are not effective, in addition to therapies for advanced disease when there are few alternatives. Early development trials are available for all solid tumor cancers, with new trials coming online each month. Patients enrolled in early phase trials will be guided by a dedicated cancer research team and led by medical oncologists who are specialized in these type of innovative trials. These medical oncologists and cancer research team members will remain in close communication with the referring physician, to ensure close collaboration on the patient's care and well-being.

View a complete list of available Cancer Clinical Trials.

Other Helpful Links

  • Learn more about the different phases of clinical trials, and the purpose each phase serves.
  • Learn more about the benefits, drawbacks and clinical safety assurances for clinical trials.

Contact Us

Enrolling in a clinical trial is a decision to make with your medical oncologist. We encourage you to discuss this treatment option with your doctor, then contact us to determine if a trial is available for you.

Please call 949-764-5543, or email us for further information, or to inquire about a trial.