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Department of Urology

Clinical Trials

Performance of clinical trials is a departmental priority. The department and affiliated programs are conducting investigational studies of treatments for genitourinary cancer and other conditions with the goal of improving diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of urologic disease. There are over 30 open studies analyzing the effects of drug therapies, treatment interventions, nutritional and lifestyle interventions, and active surveillance. The clinical trials group, overseen by the G-CEPS program, manages protocols for both intervention trials and observational research for the department. Studies are funded by the National Institutes of Health, industry and intramurally. Study protocols include research collaborations with cancer cooperative groups, the National Cancer Institute, other academic medical centers, and private industry. A comprehensive listing of open studies can be found on this page, and in the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center's web searchable database located at http://cancer.ucsf.edu/trials. Improvements made in clinical care for urologic disorders at UCSF are shared with other health professionals and yield improved health care worldwide.

Our research group recently completed the Molecular Effects of Nutrition Supplements (MENS) trial. The MENS trial is a NCI funded randomized clinical trial of men with prostate cancer, opting for active surveillance. This trial is designed to better understand how two nutritional supplements, lycopene (tomato extract) and fish oil, affect the prostate tissue microenvironment. This trial is closed to enrollment.

Urology Clinical Trials Staff

Hazel Dias, Clinical Research Coordinator
hdias@urology.ucsf.edu
415/353-7790

Aleksey Ignatov, Clinical Research Coordinator
ignatova@urology.ucsf.edu
415/353-7327

Sarah Joost, Clinical Research Coordinator
sjoost@urology.ucsf.edu
415/353-7349

Imelda Tenggara, Clinical Research Coordinator, Supervisor
itenggara@urology.ucsf.edu
415/353-7348 

Location

Urology Clinical Trials Office
UCSF Department of Urology
San Francisco, CA 94143-1695

Additional Information

G-CEPS
The Genitourinary Cancer Epidemiology and Population Science (G-CEPS) program encompasses all studies involving patients or populations conducted by or in collaboration with Urology.