Research and Clinical Trials
At Premier Urology Group, research is a vital component of our program. Research studies, or clinical trials are designed to find cures for diseases and disorders. They offer advances in the treatment of diseases and promising new drugs.
What is a Clinical Trial?
A clinical trial is a research study that investigates the effectiveness of a treatment. Clinical Trials are conducted in a series of steps, called phases, each phase designed to answer a separate research question.
All clinical trial are approved by an independent Institutional Review Board (IRB). The IRB is an independent group of individuals comprised of medical, scientific, and lay members who ensure the protection of the rights, safety and well being of subjects in a clinical trial.
Who Can Participate in Clinical Trials?
Clinical trials have guidelines on who can participate. A volunteer must qualify for the study, based on factors such as age, gender, and health.
What Questions Should I Ask Before Choosing to Participate?
What are the Benefits and Risks?Possible benefits for volunteer:
Be sure to get all of your questions answered by your physician so you can make an informed choice.
You will work with a physician and a research coordinator. These individuals will the follow the study guidelines.
After the study is complete, the data is collected and analyzed for efficiency. Depending on the results, researchers determine whether to stop testing or to move on to the next phase.
Areas of Focus:Premier Urology Group is experienced in conducting research for several urological conditions and diseases: