Patient Recruitment for Medical Research
A post-finasteride syndrome research initiative at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, is currently recruiting patients for its study on the condition.
If you are interested in participating, or know someone who is, access the recruitment flyer by clicking below.
To learn more about this clinical study, click below:
- Baylor College of Medicine: Genetic and Epigenetic Studies on Post-Finasteride Syndrome Patients
Why Research Into PFS Is Necessary
Determining the underlying biologic mechanisms of post-finasteride syndrome requires further clinical and basic science research.
Through such research, we aim to uncover the underlying biologic mechanisms of PFS while broadening media, medical and scientific awareness of the syndrome to better enable:
- Identification of novel PFS risk factors (genetic predispositions or otherwise) in a subset of the population
- Identification of novel underlying biologic mechanisms for the syndrome and why it persists even after quitting the drug
- Development of effective treatments for PFS patients worldwide
Current research is focused on determining underlying biologic mechanisms for the syndrome at a molecular level, as will future initiatives. Specifically:
- Genetic risk factors for PFS
- Androgen receptor expression in PFS patients
- Hormonal profiles of PFS patients
- Full genome gene expression profiles and pathway analysis in PFS patients
- Proteins encoded by androgen responsive genes (ARGs)
- Neurosteroid levels in PFS patients
- Epigenetic chromatin alterations in PFS patients