Benign and Malignant Genitourinary Diseases Urology Biospecimen Bank


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Scottsdale/Phoenix, Arizona: 08-000980
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 08-000980

About this study

The goal of this study is to create and maintain a comprehensive genitourinary disease biospecimens bank consisting of tissue, kidney stones and bodily fluid (such as blood or urine, but not limited to this) samples.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria:       

  • Patients that agree to participate in whom a surgical or medical procedure with tissue collection and/or kidney stones and/or bodily fluid (such as blood or urine. But not limited to this) collection will be performed or has already been performed.

Exclusion Criteria:      

  • Patients that refuse to participate.
  • Patients in whom the actual banking of the samples could compromise the tissue, kidney stones, bodily fluid availability for diagnosis and standard clinical care.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Erik Castle, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Lysette Elsner


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