CHOC Children’s is committed to groundbreaking research and clinical trials to ensure that we provide your child with the most up-to-date treatments options available for childhood diseases. As part of our mission, we actively engage in robust research into tomorrow’s treatments and the very latest clinical trials.
Our patients, and children worldwide, benefit from these diverse efforts — bringing breakthroughs from the lab to the bedside.
At CHOC Children’s, we are dedicated to providing patients the very latest break-through treatments available to children, adolescents and young adults. Our efforts bring hope to patients with rare conditions, or conditions not responding to traditional treatments.
(Currently, only oncology clinical trials are available online.)
Every year, patients travel to CHOC Children’s to access care they can’t find anywhere else, including cutting-edge clinical trials. Their willingness to crisscross the globe to participating these studies has placed the hospital on the map as a leading destination for innovative care.
One of these families is the McGregor family of Blackfalds, Alberta, Canada who found CHOC while searching for treatment alternatives for their 11-year-old daughter, Katharina (Katha). Katha has Niemann-Pick disease Type C (NP-C), a rare genetic disease that causes cholesterol to accumulate in the brain, lungs, liver and spleen, leading to deterioration and early death.
Since March 2016, Katha and her mother have traveled from Canada to CHOC every other week to participate in a yearlong clinical trial. While the travel is challenging, McGregor says it is definitely worthwhile.
CHOC’s Research Administration office is a valuable resource for the CHOC community, providing expertise and highly specialized services in the important area of research management. We are committed to delivering comprehensive service, from pre-award assistance to post-award management. We make every effort to accommodate individual researcher’s needs and schedules within the resources of our office, and we act as an advocate for the faculty and the university in the research process.
Location: CHOC Research Building – 4th Floor
Phone: 714-509-4341 | Fax: 714-509-4318