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Department of Urology

Department of Urology

Clinical Research in the Department of Urology



Ejaculation Latency in Men Who Have Sex with Men

Decription of Research Study: To enhance understanding of sexual function and dysfunction in men who have sex with men (MSM), we propose a series of studies intended to assess objective parameters for ejaculation latency and the characteristics of distressing early ejaculation in this population. All men who have anal sex with other men may be eligible to participate in this research project.
Recruitment Flyer (Adobe Acrobat Reader icon PDF)
Principal Investigator: Alan W. Shindel, M.D., M.A.S., Department of Urology
Research Coordinator: Rebecca M. Rankin Wagenaar, M.S., CCRC  Department of Urology

 
Pre-Treatment Counseling and Education for Urological Malignancy Patients

Decription of Research Study: To improve quality of care by educating patients prior to treatment on the outcomes they can expect post treatment, the Department of Urology is inviting patients planning definitive management of prostate cancer with radiation therapy or surgical prostatectomy to participate in this study which will evaluate the benefit of expanded pre-treatment counseling and education.
Principal Investigator: Alan W. Shindel, M.D., M.A.S., Department of Urology
Co-Investigator: Christopher P. Evans, M.D., F.A.C.S.  Departments of Urology
Research Coordinator: Rebecca M. Rankin Wagenaar, M.S., CCRC  Department of Urology


Radiologically Guided Biopsies of Metastatic Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer to Identify Adaptive Mechanisms of Resistance

Decription of Research Study: The purpose of this study is to better understand how cancer treatment may affect cancer cells in patients with castrate-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) that either recurred or did not respond to treatment. It is hoped that the information gained from these studies will lead to a greater understanding of castrate-resistant prostate cancer and potentially, improvements in cancer treatment.
Principal Investigator: Christopher P. Evans, M.D., F.A.C.S., Department of Urology
Co-Investigator: Primo Lara, M.D.  Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology Oncology
Research Coordinator: Rebecca M. Rankin Wagenaar, M.S., CCRC  Department of Urology


Survey of Peyonie's Prevelance in Dupuytren’s Disease Patients

Decription of Research Study: In hopes to improve men's health we are conducting a survey research project on men with nodules and/or cords in the hand, a condition called Dupuytren's disease, and to better understand the prevalence of Peyonie's disease. Our goal is to increase awareness of this comorbidity in hopes that it may facilitate prompt referral for treatment and improve patient quality of life.
Principal Investigator:  Alan W. Shindel, M.D., M.A.S., Department of Urology
Co-Investigator: Robert Szabo, M.D., Department of Orthopaedics
Research Coordinator: Rebecca M. Rankin Wagenaar, M.S., CCRC  Department of Urology