Clinical Trials Resources for Researchers


The Clinical Trials Office (CTO) ensures proper Phase I and II study design, monitoring, and patient care follow-up in order to facilitate clinical cancer research at UC San Diego. Provides the vehicle that allows investigators to translate basic, clinical and prevention research findings into clinical care for patients with cancer.


Razelle Kurzrock, MD
Senior Deputy Director for Clinical Science

Sandip Patel, MD
Interim Medical Director, Clinical Trials Office


Phone: (858) 822-5354, Fax: (858) 822-5380, E-mail:
Location: Moores Cancer Center, 2nd Floor

Service profile

  • IRB administrative requirements; adverse event reporting and monitoring
  • Trials information and referral services for physicians and patients
  • Consent and eligibility forms
  • Central repository for protocol files
  • Centralized and coordinated assignment of Clinical Research Personnel to assist proposed studies
  • Liaison with UCSD Medical Center Pharmacy Service to order, inventory, monitor, dispense and regulate experimental drugs

Consulting service profile

  • Trials design and implementation
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Statistics review
  • Budget review
  • Industry contracts review