Clinical trials are currently being held at the UCLA Health Peninsula location. They are highly regulated research studies using human volunteers to answer specific health questions. Carefully conducted clinical trials are the fastest and safest avenue to find better ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases.
Participants in clinical trials can play a more active role in their own health care, gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available, and help others by contributing to medical research.
Research and Clinical Trials at the UCLA Health Peninsula Clinic are located at:
3701 Skypark Drive, Suite 200
Torrance, CA 90505.
A study on a new medication for treatment of asthma in patients who are only on albuterol.
A study on a new inhaled corticosteroid/long acting beta-agonist combination in patients with COPD who recently had a worsening of their COPD during the past year.
A study on Advair vs Serevent on subjects who have been recently hospitalized due to a worsening of their COPD symptoms.
A study on a new medication for treatment of uncontrolled asthma in patients using inhaled corticosteroids who had a recent worsening of their asthma during the past year.
A study on a new inhaled antibiotic for subjects with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis.
52 week treatment with triple combination vs. dual combination fixed-dose dry powder inhaler.
26 week treatment with Dulera vs. Asmanex
COPD with history of exacerbations
56 week treatment with Benralizumab in patients with moderate to very severe COPD. Intended to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Benralizumab in severe asthma uncontrolled on standard of care treatments
Uncontrolled severe asthma
52 week add-on treatment to existing asthma therapy
Our experienced research coordinators work closely with the physician investigator for the study in order to provide specialized care for each volunteer patient. All trials are reviewed for safety by our physicians.
Carmela Granone, Research Manager
(310) 378-9900 Phone
(310) 378-6436 Fax
Why should I participate in a clinical trial?
People who participate in clinical trials receive access to the current standard of care, as well as the potential to be treated with an investigative therapy even before it becomes widely available. Other potential benefits include:
Can I participate?
Your participation may be determined by various factors, depending on the nature of the study. If you meet the criteria, you will be given an "Informed Consent Form" containing a detailed written description of the study, any risks involved and your rights as a participant.
Signing the consent form signifies your permission to be in the study. If you should have second thoughts about participating, or become uncomfortable during the study, you have the right to withdraw at any time without any penalty whatsoever.
What are my rights as a participant?
As a research participant, you are guaranteed certain rights to ensure that you are treated in an ethical and respectful manner. The list below gives you an idea of your basic rights.
As a research patient you have the right to:
What are my responsibilities?
Research participants are expected to adhere to a general set of responsibilities which include:
Peninsula Pulmonary Clinical Trials Division was established to facilitate the advancement of medicine through the study of new medications and treatment options for patients. Our private practice, which happens to be the largest pulmonary practice in the South Bay, ensures our access to a large respiratory patient database.
Our research site successfully conducted Phase II-IV clinical trials in COPD, Acute Bronchitis, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asthma, and Sleep Mask Devices for Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Our research facility is located next to our Sleep Laboratory, which enables us to perform overnight clinical research studies when they are necessary.
Below is a list of Sponsors/CRO's that have successfully conducted clinical trials at our site:
For more information, please contact Carmela Granone, at (310) 378-9900.