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Participating in the latest trials


Dignity Health currently operates 18 internal Institutional Review Boards throughout Arizona, California and Nevada, providing oversight for more than 1,000 clinical trials across the system.

Cancer Research & Clinical Trials

Glendale Memorial's Cancer Services participates in many National Cancer Institute (NCI) cooperative group trials and leading pharmaceutical and biotech sponsored studies. Our cancer patients can benefit by being the first to participate in the latest trial cancer treatments.

Glendale Memorial's Cancer Services is currently involved in the following research trials:

  • Bladder/Prostate Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • SELECT (prostate)
  • STAR Trial (breast)

For information on our current research trials, please call the Glendale Memorial Cancer Research Office at (818) 409-7653.

Heart Disease Research & Clinical Trials

We are one of the few hospitals in California participating in the latest trials that help better identify, prevent and treat cardiovascular disease and contribute to breakthrough cardiac technology worldwide.

For more information on how our research studies may be able to help you, please call (818) 502-4755

Institutional Review Board

An Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a committee charged with protecting the rights and welfare of people participating in research activities. The IRB reviews and approves research applications involving human subjects, provides ongoing oversight to ensure regulatory compliance, and assures that the risks to research subjects are minimized and participation by these subjects is done so on a voluntary, informed basis.

Both the Food and Drug Administration and the Office for Human Research Protections set the guidelines and regulations governing human subjects research and establish the authority granted to the IRB. The IRB highly encourages all investigators, coordinators, sponsors and research volunteers to contact the IRB for questions, advice or concerns at any time. Any questions, concerns or suggestions will be responded to in a confidential and professional manner.