Clinical Research Because we know that research is the key to developing more efficient ways to diagnose patients, better and less risky treatments, and ultimately life-saving cures, we place a great emphasis on clinical trials. Our goal is to provide the best possible care for all patients and our researchers are working hard to help us achieve this goal every day. In addition to the clinical trials that are currently underway, we have conducted many trials in the past. Clinical trials are an important resource for urologic patients. Fortunately, the Urology Department at the University of Rochester Medical Center is one of the most active urologic research centers in Upstate New York. When you work with one of our doctors, he or she can let you know if you might be a good candidate for a clinical trial. Through participation in a clinical trial, you may have access to a treatment several years before it becomes available anywhere else. Would you like to learn more about other clinical trials at URMC? Please visit the URMC Health Research website.