Clinical trials are carefully designed research studies that answer specific questions about the safety and effectiveness of preventive techniques, medications, treatments, therapies or surgical techniques. Participation in a clinical trial is strictly voluntary.
Many studies that are developed and available are similar to treatments often referred to as the “gold standard.” Advancements in medicine may lead to improved outcomes through improved results, less discomfort, less time involved in treatment, lower cost, and/or improved safety. At Urology Associates, we are very selective about studies that we choose to offer to our patients. Please read further to see what is currently offered and contact our office with any questions.
Urology Associates is enrolling patients for clinical trials for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), urologic cancers, stress incontinence, among others, in order to help our patients live longer, healthier lives.
Am I eligible?
Many studies have strict enrollment criteria. The list of inclusion and exclusion criteria are different for each study. Our office can easily assess whether a patient is eligible for a particular study.
Deciding whether or not to participate in a urology clinical trial is a very important choice that should be carefully considered and thoroughly discussed between a patient and his or her doctor.
CONQUER – bladder cancer study
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the Time to Recurrence in patients with low- to intermediate-risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) who receive either 8 mg Qapzola or placebo post transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TURBT).Eligibility Criteria
- Patient has diagnosis of low to intermediate risk NMIBC.
- Patient is at least 18 years of age and <90 years of age.
- Patient has high risk NMIBC or bladder cancer that is muscle invasive or positive for metastasis.
- Patient has received any previous intravesical therapy for bladder cancer – chemotherapy, immunotherapy (NO BCG!).
- Patient has any unstable or uncontrolled medical condition that would make it unsafe to undergo a TURBT.
QUILT Study – bladder cancer study
The purpose of this study is to assess the antitumor activity of intravesical BCG in combination with ALT-803 immunotherapy protein complex in patients with BCG unresponsive high-grade NMIBC as determined by the disease response rating using cystoscopy, bladder biopsy and urine cytology.Eligibility Criteria
- Male or female patients 18 years of age or older.
- Histologic confirmation of NMIBC of the transitional cell carcinoma high-grade subtype.
- BCG unresponsive disease as defined as persistent high grade disease or recurrence within 6 months of receiving at least 2 courses of BCG (1 induction course and 1 maintenance course).
- Recurrence > 6 months after last BCG instillation.
- Evidence of muscle-invasion or regional and/or distant metastatic bladder cancer.
- Symptomatic CHF, severe/unstable angina pectoris, or myocardial infarction within 6 months prior to study entry.
Bioness StimRouter study – overactive bladder (OAB)
The purpose of this study is to assess the safety and efficacy of the StimRouter stimulation therapy in improving overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms when targeting the posterior tibial nerve.Eligibility Criteria
- Male or female age 22 years or more.
- Average urinary frequency of ≥10 daily voids with urgency.
- Able to toilet self and maintain good personal hygiene.
- Patient must have a body mass index (BMI) of less than or equal to 30.
- Willing to discontinue any tricyclic antidepressant.
- Treated with Botox or surgery in past 12 months.
- Current or prior use of PTNS, SNS, pelvic floor muscle stimulation or biofeedback.
Velicept study – treatment of overactive bladder (OAB) in women
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of solabegron modified release tablets administered once daily to adult female patients with overactive bladder (OAB).Eligibility Criteria
- Adult female 18 to 80 years of age (inclusive).
- A ≥6 month history of OAB symptoms.
- Body weight ≥50 kg and BMI ≥18.0 and < 35.0 kg/m2.
- Electrostimulation, biofeedback or bladder training therapy during the 3 months prior to screening visit.
- Previous surgery for symptoms of SUI, Grade III/IV pelvic organ prolapse, and prior treatment with intravesicle bladder injections of botulinum toxin.
- Previous diagnosis of neurogenic bladder.
Gelnique – pediatric detrusor overactivity study
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of daily treatment with oxybutynin chloride gel in pediatric patients with detrusor overactivity associated with a neurological condition who are using clean intermittent catheterization (CIC).Eligibility Criteria
- Patient age 3 – 16 years.
- Diagnosed with detrusor overactivity associated with a neurological condition.
- Must be using CIC.
- Patient-reported CIC use higher than 6 times within 24 hours.
- Urinary tract anatomical abnormalities.
- Have had surgical bladder augmentation within 1 year of study screening.
ROBUST III study – treatment of urethral strictures in men
The purpose of this study is to assess the safety and effectiveness for the Urotronic OptilumeTM Stricture Drug-Coated Balloon (DCB) for the treatment of anterior urethral strictures in male patients.Eligibility Criteria
- Men age >18 years or older.
- Single, tandem or diffuse anterior urethral strictures < 3cm total length as measured by retrograde urethrogram.
- P2 to 5 prior dilation treatments of the same stricture (including DVIU).
- Previous urethroplasty within the anterior urethra.
- Stricture dilated or incised within the last 3 months.
- BPH, bladder neck contracture, SUI, new diagnosis of OAB (w/in last 6 months).
TRAVERSE Study – men with low-t with increased cardiovascular (CV) risk
The purpose of this study is to evaluate cardiovascular (CV) risk in middle-ages and older hypogonadal men treated with testosterone replacement therapy (TRT).Eligibility Criteria
- Men age between 45 and 80 years (inclusive).
- Meet study definition of clinical hypogonadism and who are naïve to testosterone replacement OR has not been treated with TRT within last 6 month.
- Has pre-existing CV disease.
- Congenital or acquired hypogonadism for whom long-term therapy with placebo would not be medically appropriate.
- History of prostate or breast cancer or prostate nodule or induration at screening DRE.
- PSA >3.0 ng/mL and IPSS >19.