Research and Clinical Trials

The physicians in The Urology Group actively participate in medical research. 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 paves the way for improvements in healthcare.

Current trials underway

We are actively enrolling participants for the following studies:

Prostate Cancer – Many studies available for men with varying stages of prostate cancer.

Bladder Cancer – Ideal for patients who have not responded to current treatment.

Kidney Stone – Ideal for patients experiencing repeat stones due to a malabsorption issue such as Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis

What are clinical trials

New drugs, devices and treatments are being developed to address tomorrow’s therapies for urology. However, before drugs 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.

Each trial is different but in general The Urology Group looks 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.

 

Areas of focus

Our study coordinators are experienced in coordinating clinical trials in a wide variety of areas including:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia)
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Overactive bladder
  • Stress/urge incontinence
  • Spermatogenesis
  • High grade PIN (prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia)
  • Chronic prostatitis
  • Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Peyronie’s Disease

Research team

Marc Pliskin, D.O., Director of Clinical Research
Dr. Pliskin has been a board-certified urologist for over 30 years. He also has served as an investigator on our clinical trials for several years, including Principal Investigator since the beginning of 2018.

William Corbett, BS, CCRC Manager of Research Dept.
William Corbett is a certified clinical research coordinator. He has over 20 years of experience in managing clinical research trials in various areas such as urology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and respiratory.

 

For pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies

Looking to conduct a study? The Urology Group offers a large patient base and a staff experienced in conducting clinical trials. Our director of clinical research and principal investigator has many years of experience serving as an investigator on clinical trials. Collectively, our study coordinators have over 40 years of experience in coordinating trials.

Additionally, our research facility offers:

  • 12 lead ECG
  • -70 degree freezer
  • Locked drug cabinets and refrigerator for study medication
  • on site imaging capability on site pathology laboratory and surgery center Detailed SOPs – reviewed annually by employees
  • Dedicated area for monitors with high-speed internet access
  • Refrigerated centrifuge
  • Area for infusions/instillations
  • Staff knowledgeable in Good Clinical Practice Staff proficient in working with many EDC programs, electronic diaries and IVRS
  • Central location in Norwood, approximately 25 miles from the Greater Cincinnati airport

Contact us to discuss your upcoming trials.

513-841-7400

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