Oncology Clinical Trials in California

Dive into the world of Oncology Clinical Trials with FOMAT Medical Research. Our focus is on enhancing treatment possibilities for cancer by conducting detailed clinical trials. We aim to assist individuals in search of new treatment options and entities seeking collaboration in clinical research.

About Oncology Conditions

Oncology encompasses a vast array of conditions affecting various organs and tissues, ranging from common and treatable to complex cancers requiring advanced medical intervention. At FOMAT Medical Research, we are committed to enhancing treatment opportunities through rigorous clinical trials for a variety of cancers. Below are some of the top conditions in oncology that our research focuses on:

Types of Cancer

Oncologists diagnose and treat a wide range of cancers, ensuring your health is preserved and your quality of life is improved. Below is an overview of common cancers treated by specialists:

  • Breast Cancer: A cancer that forms in the cells of the breasts, most common in women but can occur in men.
  • Lung Cancer: A type of cancer that begins in the lungs, often associated with smoking but can also occur in non-smokers.
  • Prostate Cancer: A cancer that occurs in the prostate gland in men, one of the most common types of cancer in men.
  • Colorectal Cancer: Cancer that starts in the colon or rectum, often detected through screenings like colonoscopies.
  • Leukemia: Cancer of the body’s blood-forming tissues, including the bone marrow and the lymphatic system.
  • Lymphoma: A group of blood cancers that develop in the lymphatic system, which is part of the body’s immune system.


Symptoms of cancer can vary widely, ranging from mild discomfort to severe health issues. Common symptoms include:

  • Unexplained weight loss.
  • Fatigue and weakness.
  • Persistent pain.
  • Skin changes, such as yellowing, darkening, or redness.
  • Changes in bowel or bladder habits.
  • Persistent cough or trouble breathing.

The variability in symptom presentation underscores the importance of consulting an oncologist for accurate diagnosis and treatment.

Causes and Risk Factors

Cancer can be triggered by a multitude of factors:

  • Genetic Predisposition: Many cancers, such as breast and colorectal cancer, have a genetic component, making family history a significant risk factor.

  • Environmental Factors: Exposure to certain chemicals, pollutants, and radiation can increase the risk of cancer.

  • Lifestyle Influences: Poor nutrition, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and lack of physical activity can contribute to the development of cancer.

The Importance of Oncology Trials

Access Cutting-Edge Treatments

Clinical trials involve research conducted on human participants to evaluate medical, surgical, or behavioral interventions. These trials are essential for researchers to ascertain the safety and effectiveness of new treatments. By participating in clinical trials, patients can access cutting-edge therapies and significantly contribute to the advancement of medical science.

Why Participate in Clinical Trials?

Joining oncology clinical trials offers access to innovative treatments not yet available to the public, potentially improving health outcomes where standard therapies haven't succeeded. Participants contribute to research that deepens the understanding of cancer, advancing treatment methods and patient care. Being part of a trial is crucial for developing new therapies that could significantly enhance future patient lives. Plus, trials provide thorough monitoring by healthcare professionals, ensuring additional medical support.

Frequently Asked Questions

The length of an oncology clinical trial depends on multiple factors, such as the type of cancer and the medication being tested. For example, when a trial investigates a treatment for a chronic cancer, participants might be monitored for a long duration. In contrast, studies involving antibiotics are typically shorter since patients are usually observed for only a few days.

Depending on the specifics of the oncology clinical trial and its procedures, you may need to actively monitor your progress in some cases. In other instances, this will not be necessary, as the research team will provide you with full support and guidance throughout the trial.

As a research participant in an oncology clinical trial, you have the right to withdraw from the study at any time. You are entitled to receive any new information about the study and to ask questions at any point, with the assurance that they will be answered promptly.

Yes. Although the study is not aimed at treating a specific health condition, it may include procedures such as MRI scans, blood tests, and hearing assessments. To ensure these tests are conducted safely, researchers need to understand your overall health. This helps guarantee your safety throughout the clinical trial process.

No, you do not have to be a US citizen to participate in a clinical trial. We also do not ask for your social security number. All we ask is that you have a physical address and some form of ID that we can use during the enrollment process.

Sure, you can refer any friend or family member who is willing to participate in a study, for more information click here!

Who is FOMAT Medical Research?

FOMAT Medical Research is California's largest research site network, dedicated to advancing clinical research and improving patient outcomes. With an extensive network of research sites and a relentless commitment to innovating healthcare through diversity, FOMAT Medical Research collaborates with industry Sponsors and CROs to accelerate the development of groundbreaking therapies across multiple therapeutic areas. FOMAT is a founding member of hyperCORE International, a super network of fully professionalized research site organizations.

Why Partner with Us for Oncology Trials?

We bring exceptional expertise, cutting-edge facilities, and a dedication to excellence to every study we conduct. Our collaborative approach ensures that both partners and participants receive comprehensive support throughout the research process, facilitating significant advancements in oncology.

Meet Our Expert

Our lead oncologist is a highly experienced expert dedicated to advancing cancer care through research. With extensive knowledge in various oncology conditions, he brings a commitment to innovation to every study.

Nawazish Khan

Nawazish Khan, MD

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Oxnard, CA