Clinical trials are one of the most important ways that potential new treatments are developed.
They are a cornerstone of the University of California’s
UCH researchers are running more than 4,600 clinical trials investigating treatments for more than 2,400 conditions. Through University of California Biomedical Research Acceleration, Integration & Development (UC BRAID), these researchers combine efforts to maximize the impact of clinical trials on scientific knowledge and human health.
Of course, clinical trials don’t always lead to effective new treatments. But by joining a clinical trial, you can support important research, potentially help others with your condition and access emerging potential treatments before they may be widely available.
Clinical Trials: What They Are and How They Work
There are many good reasons to enroll in a clinical trial. If you’re curious about what they are — or what it’s like to participate — here’s what you need to know.
Find a Clinical Trial
By joining a clinical trial, you can support important research, potentially help others with your condition and access emerging potential treatments before they may be widely available. Clinical trials are available across the UCH system, at all of our academic health centers, and you can search for them by condition or location.
Clinical trials currently enrolling patients
Clinical trials ongoing across California
Conditions under investigation
UC Cancer Clinical Trials
The University of California (UC) Cancer Consortium is a collaboration among UC’s five Comprehensive Cancer Centers, all of which hold the highest possible designation from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Through the consortium, you can find clinical trials for virtually any kind of cancer.
UC Cardiac Clinical Trials
Across UCH, including through our Cardiac Surgery Consortium, scientists and physicians collaboratively run hundreds of blood, heart and circulation clinical trials that may lead to new treatments for cardiovascular diseases.