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Clinical Trials

California Allergy and Asthma Research is an independent, free-standing, clinical research facility located in Southern California. Our research site serves the Greater Los Angeles area.

With more than 20 years of expertise in conducting Phase II to Phase IV clinical trials for the pharmaceutical industry, California Allergy and Asthma Research has consistently executed protocols in a timely and efficient manner. California Allergy and Asthma physicians believe that participation in clinical trials offer their patients access to the latest medical treatments using the most promising and latest medications. 

California Allergy and Asthma Research is dedicated to fulfilling contractual obligations with sponsors while maintaining GCP/ICH guidelines in the conduct of research studies.

Patient Information

California Allergy and Asthma Research offers patients the opportunity to participate in the development of today's promising new medicines and the latest medical treatments. Patients who qualify for a research study may receive physician care, study medication, and testing at no cost. Compensation for participation may also be provided. Participation in a clinical research trial is completely voluntary and does not affect your current or future medical care, or any benefits to which you may otherwise be entitled.

California Allergy and Asthma Research is always looking for qualified patients to participate in ongoing research studies. These are among the research studies we are involved with:
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Allergies
  • Sinusitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Dyspepsia
  • Hives
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Exercise-induced asthma

 
 
 
     
 
What Are Clinical Trials?

Clinical trials or research studies- are organized tests of medicines and new treatment options. These studies rely on patient volunteers who try the new or changed treatment. Sometimes they are new 'experimental' medicines that have not been approved by the FDA for sale in the United States. Sometimes they are drugs that are currently available for sale but are being tested for a new disease or new doses of the same medicine. Not all doctors choose to do clinical trials. You may enter a trial with your own doctor or with another local doctor who is running a trial you are interested in. If you go to a doctor other than your own, you are always free to go back to your own doctor for your routine medical care. Questions relevant to the trial should always be addressed to the trial doctor for the duration of your trial participation. Any clinical trial participation is always voluntary. In most clinical trials the treatment, office visits, and all tests are free. You may also be given financial compensation for participating in some cases. Your doctor or the study coordinator at your doctor's office should share information regarding the compensation package with you during your first visit.

Are Clinical Trials safe?
Clinical trials are conducted in a healthcare setting (a hospital or clinic) and are typically monitored by a trained healthcare professional. An Institutional Review Board or IRB approves all clinical trials. This is a committee made up of doctors, ethicists, members of the general public, and administrators. This group is held responsible for agreeing that a trial does not represent an unreasonable risk to patients who are participating. Trials are also reviewed by the FDA. Your doctor is responsible for your well being and is the best person to decide whether or not you are eligible to participate in a trial. Whenever you agree to enter a trial you are given the name and telephone number of a contact in your local physician's office who will answer your questions as well as a member of the IRB whom you can contact if you have any doubts.

Why Should I participate in a Clinical Trial?
There are many reasons people take part in research studies. Often it gives you a chance to access a medicine that is not available on the market for prescription. If this is the case you should remember that the study is being performed to find out if the drug works and if it is safe. This means that there is some information that is unknown about the drug and it is considered experimental. Often the process of collecting information in the study will allow your doctor to find out more about your disease and the effects it has on you. This may allow you to benefit from better treatment after you have completed a trial. A trial may not benefit you directly, but the information gathered may be of help to other patients with the same condition. Many patients derive satisfaction from knowing that they are part of the effort to potentially reduce the suffering of other people.

How will I Know if I am Eligible for a Clinical Trial?
Each trial has certain requirements for participation. Your doctor will take a medical history from you and may request additional testing to determine if you are eligible according to the criteria for the study.

Adapted from Clinicaltrials.com

 

 
   
   
 
Clinical Trials - West Los Angeles Office

Research Staff

Rose Warner
Research Coordinator
rose@calallergy.com

Crystal Baltazar
Research Coordinator
crystal@calallergy.com

Violeta Hernandez
Research Coordinator
violet@calallergy.com

Chiko Shimizu
Research Coordinator
chiko@calallergy.com


Contact The Research Department

If you would like to contact us regarding participating in a clinical trial at California Allergy and Asthma Medical Group Research, please contact any research coordinator at:

Los Angeles - Main Office
Main Office:
1950 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 138
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 966-9022

Our Los Angeles office is located just west of 405 Freeway and north of the 10.

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