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Prostate Clinical Trials in Sacramento and Fremont

We are pleased to announce several ongoing post-FDA-approved clinical trials for BPH at Golden State Urology. As a center of excellence, Golden State Urology provides leading-edge clinical trials for patients with BPH symptoms who meet the clinical trial requirements. Several clinical trials are currently open for ongoing enrollment.

No health insurance is required to participate in our clinical trials.

What is BPH

BPH, also known as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy, is an abnormal enlargement of the prostate gland. As the prostrate gets larger it starts pressing against the urethra, potentially causing a narrow urethra which restricts or slows the flow of urine. Second, the bladder walls grow thicker while the bladder itself weakens, making it harder for it to fully empty and leaving some urine inside. If you have an enlarged prostate or high prostate volume and are experiencing the urinary tract symptoms below, you may want to seek treatment for BPH:

– An urgent need to urinate
– Difficulty starting your urine stream
– The need to push or strain when urinating
– Dribbling or weak urine flow
– The sensation that the bladder is not empty after urinating
– Increased frequency of urination
– Frequent nighttime urination
– Burning or pain during urination

If BPH is left untreated, permanent bladder damage is a possible outcome. When the bladder does not empty completely, the risk of developing urinary tract infections (UTIs) may increase. Other serious problems can also develop over time, including bladder stones, blood in the urine, incontinence, or urinary retention.

How to Enroll in a BPH Trial run by Golden State Urology

Step 1Do you meet the age requirements? If you are male and between 45 – 75 years old you meet the age requirement. No health insurance is required.

Step 2 : Do you have BPH symptoms? Take the following self-assessment and analysis test to see if your symptoms meet the basic pre-qualification criteria. It takes about 30 seconds to complete.

AUA Symptom Score

What is your AUA symptom score? If you scored 5 or above and are interested in learning more about the clinical trials please contact us.

Step 3 : Contact us: If your AUA score was 5 or above and you are interested in learning more about the clinical trials please contact one of our clinical trial co-ordinators at
(916) 245-8888 Ext. 101 | clinicaltrials@goldenstateurology.com or submit the form below with your contact details and a clinical trial coordinator will contact you.

Step 4 : The clinical trial assessment and application process begins when you contact us. As soon as you reach out to one of our clinical trial staff members, you can discuss any questions you have. These might include the study protocol, duration of the trial, potential side effects, benefits, and whether a placebo will be used. Our team will then guide you through the application and evaluation process. This will determine if you are a good fit for one of our ongoing clinical trials. All appointments with doctors and pre-qualification lab tests that may be needed for participation in a clinical trial are fully paid for.

FAQ’s - Frequently Asked Questions

See below for the most frequently asked questions by patients who enroll in clinical trials at Golden State Urology. If you have any questions that are not addressed below
you can call to discuss these or do so when you go over your clinical trial application and assessment with the administrative and medical staff. They will go into more detail with you about the process and what you can expect each step of the way.

Postmarketing FDA-approved clinical studies are required or agreed to after the FDA has approved a product for marketing. The FDA uses post-marketing studies to gather additional information about a product’s safety, efficacy and optimal application.

Yes, all medical costs associated with the clinical trials are paid for in full.

In some instances, depending on the clinical trial, patients can be compensated for their time to attend post-treatment check-up appointments.

No medical insurance is required for participation in clinical trials at Golden State Urology. All medical costs are paid for in full. If you do have medical insurance, your costs are fully covered and there is no deductible.

Clinical trials can last 12-24 months depending on the trial

Typically a patient will – after qualifying for a clinical trial – come in for 5-10 check-up appointments after their treatment, depending on the duration of the clinical trial.

Yes, you will have access to the medical and administrative staff throughout your clinical trial.

BOOK A CALL WITH A BPH CLINICAL TRIAL COORDINATOR

All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.
Please let us know how we can help you and one of
our client care specialists will get in touch to schedule an appointment.