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Clinical Trials

El Camino Health's Taft Center for Clinical Research offers our patients the opportunity to take part in the latest research studies.

Clinical trials are research studies that help investigators develop and evaluate new treatments for disease. Every medical treatment available to you today was first tested through a clinical trial. There are many benefits of volunteering for a clinical trial:

  • Access to new treatments that are being tested to determine if they’re safe and effective.
  • Close monitoring by a research team.
  • Adding data that may lead to future medical advancements.

If you’d like to volunteer for a study, it’s important to understand the clinical trial process and what it’s like to participate.

Active Clinical Trials and Research Studies

The Taft Center for Clinical Research is currently conducting clinical trials in multiple areas of medicine, including:

How to Participate in a Clinical Trial 

Volunteering for a clinical trial is a significant gift to medical innovation. To learn more about being a study participant call John Tejeda, Enterprise Senior Director for Clinical Research, at 650-691-4894 or email him at

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