Cancer Institute A national cancer institute
designated cancer center
Cancer Clinical Trials Office

Trial Activation

To search for clinical trials visit: ; email ; or call 650-498-7061. Ofrecemos Asistencia en Español.

The CCTO provides assistance with protocol writing and study activation such as IRB, SRC, CTRU submissions; IND and IDE applications to the FDA; study budget development and negotiation for studies with industry sponsorship; and regulatory binder preparation. Once all approvals are in place, the CCTO hands off the study to the Protocol Director and study coordinator to conduct the study. To request CCTO assistance with a budget or regulatory submission, please follow the CCTO Intake Steps.

Please follow the detailed instructions below outlining the steps to opening a new cancer study. If you are new to cancer study activation, and would like guidance through this process, please contact

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