Research is essential in health care. It allows us to continue to identify ways to improve patient care and treat or even prevent disease. One of the ways we do that at Rio Grande Urology is by staying current with the latest advancements in clinical research. We’re continuing to look for ways to improve treatment in the areas of urology and oncology, including advanced prostate cancer, so our patients can get the best treatment possible. That’s why we’ve partnered with Elligo Health Research: to play a greater role in shaping the future of health care while helping our patients now. There are several benefits to having increased access to the latest clinical research.
1. Clinical research expands treatment options
Increasing our clinical research opportunities through our partnership with Elligo Health Research gives us access to some of the latest clinical trials happening in areas such as UTI observational research, advanced prostate cancer, and more. Participating in research not only helps contribute to the greater good as we help improve health care, but it also opens the door to more possible treatment options for our patients. Every patient is different, so having the ability to explore different types of treatments increases our ability to provide a greater level of individualized care.
2. Work with your RGU physician to coordinate your care
As a “research ready” institution, we can offer these new research opportunities without you having to leave the care of your current RGU physician, as long as you qualify and are a patient at RGU. We know how important it is to continue to work with your trusted doctor, especially when facing significant health issues. If you are new to RGU, we can set you up with the right physician to provide you the care you need. Working together, we’ll help identify whether new treatment options or clinical trials are right for you.
3. Receive advanced care while helping improve treatments
Research allows physicians to “perfect” treatment regimens, including drug and therapeutic protocols already implemented, according to Martia LaManna with Elligo Health Research. “Allowing multiple clinical practices the opportunity to participate in research means that these companies can better develop treatments in the future,” she says. By participating, you receive the essential care you need while also playing a part in bettering care for future patients.
Find out if you qualify
Interested in seeing if you qualify for one of these research options? Contact your physician at RGU and find out if any clinical research options align with your health care needs. Your doctor will work with Elligo to determine if you meet eligibility requirements and what the best course of action is for you. Not everyone will qualify for a research study. LaManna and the team at Elligo are dedicated to helping make research more accessible and understandable, and, along with your doctor, they’re available to help answer your questions.