Clinical Trials Search
When virtually all else has failed, prostate cancer patients should consider the possibility of participating in a clinical trial. The following information will educate you on this process and provide a search function to help you find a clinical trial in your area.
Clinical Trial Basics
The decision to participate in a clinical trial should be made by you and your doctors after careful consideration.
By participating, you will receive excellent care. You may be treated by leaders in the field. You will gain access to medicines not available to others and have the satisfaction of knowing you helped make a difference in prostate cancer research.
Patient volunteers have clearly defined rights. If you participate, you can decide to leave the study at any time. Close attention will be paid to you and your treatment. You have the right to be informed about what will happen, and nothing will be done without your written consent.
Clinical trials are very carefully regulated. Each trial must be approved by a hospital investigational review board (IRB) as well as the FDA. Multiple committees are required to look at the research plans, both for scientific merit and to safeguard the patients by evaluating any potential risks.
Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial Listing
The CenterWatch database is a listing of clinical trials actively recruiting patients for prostate cancer, including publicly and privately funded U.S. and international trials. The listings include clear descriptions of the research projects, including who is eligible, and the contact information. Use this listing to search for trials by geographic region. Please check back regularly since this database is updated daily. You can also register your e-mail address on that site to be notified when new prostate cancer clinical trials are posted to the CenterWatch database.
To locate more federally and privately supported clinical trials for a wide range of diseases and conditions, visit ClinicalTrials.gov, a service of the National Institutes of Health, developed by the National Library of Medicine.
Augmenix SpaceOAR System Trial
Augmenix is seeking men to participate in a US clinical trial testing the safety and effectiveness of SpaceOAR System, an investigational medical device. Augmenix recommends that you consult your doctor before participating in a clinical trial. Click here to learn more.
Millennium Research Studies
Patient Organization News Brief Metastatic Prostate Cancer Studies Taking Place Around the World Research Studies for Investigational Oral Medication Now Enrolling Participants Two global research studies, called the elm•pc studies, are seeking men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer to participate in the effort to evaluate a new investigational oral medication, TAK-700, given with prednisone. The studies will help determine if TAK-700, given with prednisone, can lengthen the lives of men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer compared to prednisone alone.
The Cancer Study Locator
The Cancer Study Locator, a comprehensive national database, is a free, confidential service designed to help patients, physicians and caregivers identify clinical trial options that may be appropriate based on a patient's specific diagnosis and treatment history. Cancer patients, family members, and/or health care professionals complete a questionnaire online or over the phone with a trained Clinical Trial Navigator. This profile is matched against a comprehensive national clinical trial database, identifying studies that match the patient’s specific diagnosis and treatment history.
Clinical Cancer Research Center Profiles
This directory provides detailed profiles of over several hundred clinical research centers specializing in Oncology (Cancer) and Urology research. Research centers are organized geographically by state, city and center name.
Overview of Clinical Trials
To make informed decisions about participating in clinical trials, make sure you understand the scientific and research-specific terms commonly used.
Additional Resources and Links
For more detailed information about participating in clinical trials, read the CenterWatch information, "Understanding Informed Consent".
Additional Clinical Trial Information Sources
The National Cancer Institute (NCI)
The American Cancer Society (ACS)