Patients are participating in prostate cancer research around the world

We currently have a number of clinical trials and research studies seeking patients managing prostate cancer. We can help find trials and research studies near you and may help you to get access to those opportunities.

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Prostate cancer clinical trials and research studies

Prostate cancer occurs when cells in the prostate gland grow in an uncontrolled manner and form a tumour. Cancer occurs when certain and important genes, ones that typically oversee cell growth or cell death, are affected by changes called mutations. Early prostate cancer usually does not cause symptoms, which means frequent check-ups are critical. If left untreated, these cells have the potential to spread to other parts of the body (this is called metastasis), including the lymph nodes and bone. Once the cancer has spread, it becomes more difficult to treat and may interfere with the functioning of affected organs. Here, advanced prostate cancer symptoms can include frequent urination, pain while urinating, blood in the urine or semen, pain or unexplained weight loss and fatigue. Fortunately, the overall five year survival rate is high in many countries, owing to a number of efficacious treatment strategies, such as surgery, radiotherapy and androgen deprivation therapy.

Despite the high overall five year survival rate, there are certain types of prostate cancer that do not respond or become resistant to currently available treatment regimens. Additionally, when prostate cancer spreads to other organs, current treatments are inadequate. Also, there is still debate among doctors as to the accuracy and usefulness of some diagnostic tests. As such, current research is focused on understanding the drug non-responsiveness and resistance, new therapies to target metastasis and ways to prevent metastasis, as well as better treatments that have minimal side effects and more accurate diagnostic tests.

Participating in prostate cancer research and clinical trials may be a method to access the latest treatment drugs or it may help pave the way in developing new therapies or diagnostic tools that will benefit others. There are a large number of clinical trials and research studies undertaken each year to understand, diagnose and treat prostate cancer, and prevent metastasis.

Participants participated for prostate cancer trials around the world

Opin’s direct-to-patient approach can reduce participant timelines to weeks, not months.

2,450,240
Number of Participants

required for trials.

* out of total trials participating

Prostate cancer clinical trials and research studies around the world

129 trials

Phase 1

170 trials

Phase 2

53 trials

Phase 3

12 trials

Phase 4

354 trials

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Leading areas of prostate cancer research

Types of prostate cancer