Proton Therapy Research

Research at California Protons

California Protons offers clinical trials for many treatment sites, with more studies opening all the time. Each clinical trial tries to find answers to a specific question. Clinical research studies are a means of improving our understanding of disease and treatments, and evaluating the effects on health outcomes.

What research studies are available at California Protons?

Clinical trials currently enrolling at California Protons:

Participating clinical trials closed to accrual:

What is a Registry?

A registry is a database composed of information obtained from individuals. This information is collected in a standardized way so that it can be used for research purposes. California Protons offers registry databases for children and adults.

Registries currently open for enrollment at California Protons:


Am I eligible for any clinical trials at California Protons?

All clinical trials have guidelines spelling out who can participate. These are called eligibility criteria. The factors that allow you to participate in a clinical trial can include age, gender, the type and stage of your disease, previous treatment history, and other medical conditions.

Following eligibility criteria helps us keep you safe and ensures that researchers learn the information they need. If your doctor thinks that you might qualify for a study, he or she may ask if you want to take part. The first step to determine eligibility is to schedule a consult.


Will it cost me anything to take part in a research study?

Typically, the patient or his or her insurance company is asked to pay for any routine tests, treatments, or procedures that would be required as part of standard cancer treatment. Before you join a clinical trial, you will receive an informed consent document that spells out exactly what you’ll have to pay for and what you won’t.

How does being on a research study affect my insurance approval?

Approval rates for privately insured patients seeking to enroll in oncology clinical trials increased after the passage of the Affordable Care Act, according to results of a study published in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Our dedicated team will facilitate communication with your insurance provider to make a case for your treatment.


Research Department

James Urbanic, MD
Clinical Research Director

Alex Crawford, MPH
Clinical Research Manager

For more information on current research opportunities through California Protons, please contact Alex Crawford, MPH, at (858) 549-7431 or Alexandra.crawford@californiaprotons.com.


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