A Study of Bladder Filling Variations During Radiation Therapy in Patients Undergoing Radiation Treatment for Prostate Cancer


  • 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
    • Jacksonville, Florida: 16-008809
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 16-008809

About this study

The purpose of this study is to examine bladder filling for radiation treatment to the prostate, and to evaluate how bladder fullness changes daily during radiation treatment.  

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

  • Age ≥ 18 years
  • ECOG ≥ 60
  • Diagnosis of prostate adenocarcinoma receiving definitive or salvage radiation to the prostate

Exclusion Criteria 

  • Age < 18 years
  • Unable to follow bladder filling protocol
  • AUA Score ≥ 20 (severe urinary symptoms)

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Jacksonville, Fla.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Steven Buskirk, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Mark Waddle M.D.




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