We are thrilled to announce that Clinical Trials are now available at Prestige Medical Group at our office in Santa Ana. This marks a significant milestone in our continuous effort to provide you with the latest and most effective treatments in urological care.
Why This is Exciting News for You:
Clinical trials are research studies that explore whether a medical strategy, treatment or device is safe and effective for humans. These studies may also show which medical approaches work best for certain illnesses or groups of people. Clinical trials produce information that helps patients and their health-care providers make better health-related decisions. Your participation helps in advancing medical science, potentially benefiting future generations.
Current trials enrolling patients 65 and older:
UTI Vaccine Trial from Janssen
Overactive Bladder Trial from Uromedical
Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome Trial from Abbvie
Prostate Cancer Trial from Fellow
Fecal Incontinence Trial from Cook Myosite (coming soon)
Additional clinical trials will be coming in the future so stay tuned.
What are the benefits and risks of participating in a clinical trial?
Each clinical trial has its own benefits and risks. You may benefit from joining a clinical trial in one of the following ways:
The trial sponsor may pay for some/most/all of your medical care or tests related to the trial.
If the new treatment works, you would be one of the first people to benefit.
You may be able to help future patients.
Some possible risks include:
- New treatments do not always turn out to be better than, or as good as, standard treatment.
- As with standard treatment, the new treatment may not work for you even if it works for other patients.
- Side effects may be worse than those of the standard treatment.
- Side effects may occur that the doctor does not expect.
Who pays for the clinical trial?
All trials are different. A clinical trial’s sponsor may pay for the new treatment, extra tests and extra doctor visits needed for the trial. Your health insurance should pay for tests and doctors’ visits that you would need even if you were not on the trial.
Who would be in charge of my care in the clinical trial?
Dr. Gabal and her research coordinator, Kimberley Berry. The research coordinator teaches patients about the trial and collects data from patients enrolled in the trial.
Would there be any follow-up after the clinical trial?
Yes, you would continue to see your doctor for treatment and follow-up care.
Would I be allowed to quit the clinical trial?
All patients in clinical trials are volunteers. You can choose to quit a clinical trial at any time, but talk to your doctor first. Your doctor can tell you how quitting the trial might affect your health and if there are other treatment options. Your relationship with your physician will not be changed by your decision.