Research and Clinical Trials

The physicians at Associated Urological Specialists actively participate in medical research and clinical trials. They are devoted to advancing the pool of knowledge so new understanding and treatments become available in the future. Our research department works with pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies to test new treatments. Research like this paves the way for improvements in healthcare.

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Current Trials Underway

We are actively enrolling participants for the following studies:

What Are Clinical Trials?

New drugs, devices and treatments are being developed to advance the options and therapies for urology. However, before these are publicly available, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must approve them. Clinical research trials are performed to collect data that pharmaceutical and biotech companies need to present to the FDA.

Who Is Eligible?

Each trial is different but in general we look for participants who:

  • Meet the eligibility criteria required for each trial.
  • Would like to try a new investigational treatment for their condition.
  • Are unhappy with a current treatment regimen.
  • Would like to volunteer to advance medical science.

If you qualify, you may have the opportunity to try an investigational medication, which may only be available to research participants. Most of the time there is no charge for the study related care, which can include a physical examination, doctor evaluations, laboratory services and study medication. Financial compensation may be provided for selected trials. Your participation is always voluntary, and you may withdraw at any time.

If you are interested in finding out more, contact Dr. Devang Shah, our Lead Clinical Research Coordinator directly.

(708) 423-8706 Ext. 1080

Research Team

Dr. Devang Shah MBBS, PGCIH, CRC - Lead Clinical Research Coordinator

Daniel Canning - Clinical Research Coordinator

Sarah Locasto, MSN,RN, CNE - Back-Up Clinical Research Coordinator

Areas Of Focus

Our study coordinators are experienced in coordinating clinical trials in a wide variety of areas, and have been involved with research and clinical trials for the following:

Bladder cancer

BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia)

Chronic Prostatitis

Erectile Dysfunction

Overactive Bladder

Peyronie’s Disease

Prostate Cancer

Stress/Urge Incontinence

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