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Chao Center meets top cancer clinical trial standards

The Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at UC Irvine is the only cancer clinic in Orange County to be an…

August 11, 2008
Chao Center meets top cancer clinical trial standards

The Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at UC Irvine is the only cancer clinic in Orange County to be an exemplary clinical trial site, meeting the stringent standards and attributes established this summer by the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Chao’s doctors and researchers maintain a robust diversity of studies designed to advance new cancer treatments. According to Dr. Randall Holcombe (pictured), chief of hematology/oncology and director of clinical trials, the Chao Center has more than 50 ongoing clinical trials, ranging from ones for cancer prevention and early detection to others focusing on advanced treatments. “Our talented team of investigators, nurses, researchers and support staff are on the cutting edge of developing and testing tomorrow’s cancer cures,” Holcombe said. “It’s a tribute to them that we meet these rigorous national clinical trial standards.”