As health care advances and technology improves, the team at Rio Grande Urology works to ensure patients can benefit from the latest treatment to get the best possible care. Working closely with Elligo Health Research, RGU is 1 of 61 “research-ready” health care sites. What does this mean? For patients, this means more opportunities to explore clinical research options in order to help improve treatment.
Why participate in research studies?
Being a part of clinical trials helps doctors monitor how effective a new treatment option is and who responds best. It’s a chance for patients to benefit from the lastest care while also playing an important part in furthering health care for others. Check out a few of the studies currently taking place at RGU:
Prostate cancer observational studies
For patients battling prostate cancer, two observational studies are taking place to help doctors learn more about the cancer and how to treat it, as well as one treatment study. These include:
- BPH Device Study
- Myriad Prolaris Observational Study
- Genomic Health Oncotype Observational Study
- Pfizer Double-Blind Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Treatment Study
Do you qualify for a clinical trial or observational study?
Not every clinical trial is right for each individual. Patients must meet specific requirements to help ensure the treatment is right for their health needs. At RGU, patient care comes first! If you’re interested in learning whether a study or trial might be right for you, schedule an appointment to talk with your doctor.