Clinical Trials and Research Associates, Inc.

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Maribelle Guloy, MSHS, CCRP
Director, Clinical Trials
Clinical Trials and Research Associates, Inc.
A Company of Beverly Oncology
120 West Beverly Blvd
Montebello, CA 90640
323 724-8769
323 201-3942 (fax)
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Center Overview

Founded in 2001, Clinical Trials and Research Associates, (CTRA, Inc.) is a free-standing cancer research organization and in the business of providing Site Management or Clinical Research Management Support Services to a network of Investigative Sites in the following locations: Montebello, Downey, Anaheim, Garden Grove, and Fountain Valley.

Led by John Thropay, MD and Maribelle Guloy, MSHS, CCRP, CTRA, Inc. initially serve as a support unit for its parent company, Beverly Oncology and later evolve into a network of cancer specialists and independent oncology group practices in Southern California.

CTRA's mission is to promote efficiency and excellence in the conduct of clinical trials by providing full-service "Site Management", nurturing "Site Partnerships", and developing "Strategic Alliances".

Performance Metrics

Number of Studies Conducted: 100+
Number of Studies Actually Completed: 100+
Regulatory Submission Turn-Around Time: 2 Week(s)
Average Percent of Total Patients Randomized: 90%
Average Percent of ‘Completed’ Studies that met Enrollment Goals: 80%
EDC Capabilities: Yes

Clinical Research Experience

CTRA, Inc. specializes in cancer research with a capability to conduct studies in other therapeutic areas (e.g., hypertension, COPD, diabetes, etc.). The scope of services CTRA provides encompasses legal, clinical, and regulatory responsibilities.

CTRA has collaborated with many sponsors and CROs including (Pharma/Biotech) - Abbott, Amgen, Astra-Zeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Celgene, CellDex, EMD Serono, Exelixis, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, GW Pharma, Johnson and Johnson, Onconova, Merck, Morphotek, Novartis, PAR Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer,Pharmacyclics, Roche, Takeda Pharmaceutical, Viventia, Xoft, Inc., etc., (CRO) - KForce, PRA, PPD, Quintiles, RPS, etc.

CTRA has been conducting research for 13 years and always aspires to be the leading provider of full-service Clinical Trials Support by growing in line with the interests of our sponsors/CROs, investigator sites, and research participants.

Facility Description

CTRA, Inc. offers outpatient care in clinical research through our cancer therapy sites. Patients who convert to Research Participants will be transferred to our dedicated Clinical Research Office in Montebello. Emergency care can easily be accessed through the hospital within a few steps away from Montebello or any of our satellite sites.

Having 100% ownership in our cancer therapy sites, CTRA comes ahead of those who depend solely on outside site partnerships. This differentiation creates an advantage by allowing us to generate opportunities even when Site Partnerships do not perform favorably. We also own an Imaging Center, called Beverly Imaging, with system-compliant capabilities making it readily available to perform sponsor-specific imaging studies.

CTRA provides transportation services in certain special circumstance, although we recommend public transportation which is accessible from any of our investigative site locations.

Investigator Experience

Led by Dr. John Thropay, our team of investigators has 20 years or more of collective experience in clinical research. Dr. Thropay serves as Advisory Board Member at the University of California Irvine, Clinical Trials program, and a former member of UCLA-IRB.

Staff Expertise

Our clinical research team, under the direction of Maribelle Guloy, has more than 20 years of collective clinical research experience. Maribelle serves on the Board of Directors of the Society of Clinical Research Associates, Inc. (SoCRA) and as Advisory Board Member at the University of California Irvine, Clinical Trials program. She also serves as Chairperson in SoCRA’s chapter in Orange County, California.

Patient Demographics

60% - Hispanic
20% - Caucasian
18% - Asian
02% - Black

Other Information

CTRA, Inc. uses a central IRB.

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