Dr. Karen Kelly © UC Regents

Karen Kelly, M.D.
Associate Director for Clinical Research

I am pleased to personally welcome you to the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Office of Clinical Research. We are dedicated to conducting clinical trials that promote and support multidisciplinary collaborations. These will assist in the translation of our scientific discoveries to the clinic and ultimately bring more lifesaving treatments to our patients. Our mission is to offer our patients the most advanced, personalized therapies that will lead to a reduction in the morbidity and mortality from cancer. Our website contains a comprehensive overview of our Office of Clinical Research to serve as a guide to the resources and services we offer. We invite you to explore it and to contact us with any questions. Our team is ready to assist you.


Cinda Lyon © UC Regents

Cinda Lyon, R.N., B.S.N., O.C.N.
Executive Director, Office of Clinical Research

In the Office of Clinical Research, our goal is to provide excellent customer service and a supportive environment for clinical trial participants. We work in close collaboration with the clinical care team to provide access to clinical trials and to coordinate seamless care during the clinical trial process. To ensure oversight of the essential elements of clinical trial conduct, the Office of Clinical Research is comprised of three specialty units in the areas of Business, Clinical and Regulatory management. Staff members of each unit have specific expertise in managing the functions of the unit and are committed to the protection of our participants. We are excited about the opportunity to offer patients unique therapies in a research setting and grateful for each patient who participates in a clinical trial.