Performance of clinical research 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.
We support many studies analyzing the effects of drug therapies, treatment interventions, nutritional and lifestyle interventions, and active surveillance. The clinical research group manages protocols for both intervention trials and observational epidemiologic 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.
Urology Clinical Trials Staff
Sam Chadwick, Clinical Research Coordinator
Emil Lavaki Clinical Research Coordinator
Karen Stevenson, Clinical Research Coordinator
Imelda Tenggara, Director, Research Resources
Urology Clinical Trials Office
UCSF Department of Urology
San Francisco, CA 94143-1695