The primary focus of Oncology Clinical Research at LLUCC is to help to educate patients and physicians of the treatment options through clinical research. The Clinical Research Coordinators and physicians work together with the departments of Radiation Medicine, Medical Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Oncology, Palliative Care and Home Health Services to provide patients with treatment and supportive services during their disease process. It is our goal to offer a clinical trial for every Center of Excellence at Loma Linda Cancer Center.
Pediatric trials are performed in cooperation with the Children’s Oncology Group and other industry sponsored pharmaceutical studies. Adult trials are implemented in cooperation with various national cooperative groups including SWOG, NSABP and other industry sponsored trials. For more information on pediatric and adult clinical trials click here.
A resource of Oncology Clinical Research Program is the Biospecimen Laboratory which provides a repository for long-term storage of cancer specimens. These specimens will be made available for research conducted by investigators from LLUMC and other health organizations. The Loma Linda University Cancer Center Biospecimen Laboratory is a 1,200 sq ft facility that is located near the Medical Oncology Infusion Clinic. The facility opened in 2008 and specimen collection began in January 2009. The Biospecimen Laboratory is available to researchers on campus for cancer-related studies and collaborations.
Please click here to use the Biospecimen Laboratory Tissue Request form to request specimens for research studies.
To view the number and type of specimens we have available for researchers click here.
For additional information regarding the tissue collection process visit Biospecimen Laboratory page by clicking here.
Cancer Outcomes and Quality
At LLUCC we have a long history of collecting cancer information about cancer cases. Our tumor registry contains over 50,433 cases of cancer. The data center collects data elements on each patient diagnosed or treated with cancer at LLUCC and each year follows up with each of these patients annually. Data from the cancer database offers an importatnt tool to identify ways to improve the quality and services we provide to our patients.