Clinical Trials & Research
Clinical Research is an integral part of the cutting edge medical therapies delivered by the physicians at Diablo Valley Oncology / Hematology Medical Group. Most clinical trials utilize new drugs, especially the most recent agents, the so-called targeted therapies, to try to improve outcomes in cancer patients. Some trials look at new radiation therapy applications or novel combinations of radiation and medications. At Diablo Valley Oncology / Hematology Medical Group, we are committed to obtaining access to these new treatments for the benefit of our patients. Patients are offered these trials as an option when available, and we are proud of our high quality studies. Because our research corporation, Bay Area Cancer Research Group, is well organized, nimble, and delivers high quality data, the pharmaceutical companies sometimes prefer utilizing our site over universities, such as UCSF and Stanford. In fact, we sometimes get referrals from them to be enrolled in our studies!
Current Clinical Trials
A robust clinical research department is vital for a cancer center to deliver comprehensive cutting edge care. We enroll patients on clinical trials for the gamut of cancers, including breast, lung, colon, pancreas, leukemia and lymphoma, prostate and many others. BACRG enrolls more patients on oncology clinical trials than any other facility in the East Bay, including the hospitals and medical centers. Smaller, less comprehensive physician groups are unable to provide these high complexity treatments outside of a university setting. However, we at Diablo Valley Oncology / Hematology Medical Group are committed to the goal of furthering the fight against cancer both for society and for each and every individual patient.
Our clinical trials specialize in phases I, II, III, IV studies with indications in many disease states. Depending on study timing and availability, we conduct clinical trials in the following areas of cancer research:
You can learn more about our clinical trials and research by checking out the individual trials below. Please do not hesitate to ask your physician if a clinical trial is available and the right treatment for you.
Breast Cancer is a cancer that forms in tissues of the breast, usually the duct and lobules. It occurs in both men and women. Current trials at Diablo Valley Oncology include:
Cancer that forms in the tissues of the colon. Most colon cancers are adenocarcinomas. Current trials at Diablo Valley Oncology include:
CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC LEUKEMIA
An indolent (slow-growing) cancer in which too many immature lymphocytes (white blood cells) are found mostly in the blood and bone marrow. Sometimes, in later stages of the disease, cancer cells are found in the lymph nodes and the disease is called small lymphocytic lymphoma. Current trials at Diablo Valley Oncology include:
NON-SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) customarily initiates as a small cluster of abnormal cells that grow in the lining of bronchi-tubes. Current trials at Diablo Valley Oncology include:
Lymphoma is a malignant tumor originating in a lymph node. Current trials at Diablo Valley Oncology include:
Melanoma is a malignant tumor usually on the skin, that contains dark pigment and develops from a melanin producing cell. Current trials at Diablo Valley Oncology include:
Multiple Myeloma is a form of cancer of the bone marrow characterized by swellings, malformations, and fractures of various bones which is accompanied by pain, anemia, and weight loss. Current trials at Diablo Valley Oncology include: