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Propecia Medical Research Studies

Up-to-date List of Propecia Medical Research Studies

What Research is Being Done?

A clinical study involves research using human volunteers (also called participants) that is intended to add to medical knowledge. There are two main types of clinical studies: clinical trials (also called interventional studies) and observational studies. Following list includes both interventional and observational studies.

Latest Propecia Medical Research Studies

Rank Status Study
1 Recruiting 3 Month Finasteride Challenge Test Can Significantly Improve the Performance of Screening for Prostate Cancer
Condition: Prostate Cancer
Intervention: Drug: Finasteride
Outcome Measure: Determine if finasteride improves the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) and the Digital Rectal Exam (DRE) for prostate cancer screening by reducing the PSA and the size of the prostate.
2 Not yet recruiting A Phase 2 Study of Bicalutamide Plus Finasteride in Men With MRI Detectable Prostate Nodules Undergoing Active Surveillance
Condition: Detectable Prostate Nodules
Intervention: Drug: Bicalutamide plus Finasteride- Combination therapy
Outcome Measures: Negative re-biopsy rate;   Rate of exit at 2 years from the active surveillance program at Johns Hopkins due to pathologic upstaging following treatment with bicalutamide plus finasteride.;   PSA progression rates and PSA progression free survival (PFS), as defined by the Prostate Cancer Working Group 2 (PCWG2) criteria, at 2 years [Scher et al, 2008].;   Rate of radiographic disappearance of MRI detectable prostate cancer following treatment with combination bicalutamide plus finasteride (i.e., decrease in size of the target prostate cancer nodule below 5 mm).;   Adverse events as assessed by the revised National Cancer Institute Common Toxicity Criteria (NCI CTC), version 4.0 published 14 June 2010.;   Quality of life utilizing the FACT-P and SF36 surveys
3 Recruiting Neoadjuvant Finasteride for Patients With Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
Condition: Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
Intervention: Drug: finasteride 5mg PO OD
Outcome Measure: Change in proliferation
4 Recruiting Feasibility of Hormones and Radiation for Intermediate or High Risk Prostate Cancer
Condition: Prostate Cancer
Interventions: Drug: Bicalutamide;   Drug: Dutasteride;   Drug: Finasteride;   Radiation: Radiation
Outcome Measures: Quality of Life;   Progression Free Survival
5 Recruiting Finasteride, Dutasteride and Insulin Action
Condition: Healthy Volunteers
Interventions: Drug: Finasteride;   Drug: Dutasteride
Outcome Measures: insulin sensitivity;   adipose tissue insulin sensitivity
6 Unknown  Pharmacogenomic Study of Androgenetic Alopecia
Condition: Androgenetic Alopecia
Outcome Measure:

These studies may lead to new treatments and are adding insight into Propecia etiology and treatment.

A major focus of Propecia research is the development of new drugs and other treatment options. Studies seek to identify new drugs to treat various related disorders and to find safer, more effective doses for medications already being used. Other research is aimed at identifying receptors or drug targets.

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