Genetic Study of Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CP/CPPS) (CP/CPPS)

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Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : July 11, 2007
Last Update Posted : August 1, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Louis Kunkel, Boston Children’s Hospital

July 9, 2007
July 11, 2007
August 1, 2017
January 15, 2007
December 31, 2020   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Genetic Study of Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CP/CPPS)
Genetic Study of Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CP/CPPS)

Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CP/CPPS) is a condition with several causes of which some remain unknown. It is believed that some types of CP may be genetic or passed down (inherited) from one generation to the next.

In this study, we are collecting genetic material and medical information to try to determine if there are genetic factors may play a role in CP/CPPS. We will be collecting DNA (from Saliva) and urine from each participant. Individuals and families with CP/CPPS will be enrolled. Family members of an individual with CP/CPPS are eligible whether or not they also experience CP/CPPS symptoms.

To further describe the phenotype of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) and to correlate the phenotypic information with the genotypic findings utilizing linkage analysis, whole exome sequencing and candidate gene studies. Each individual participant will be required to give a DNA sample (via Saliva) and a urine sample and answer 2 questionnaires. All samples will be stored.
Observational Model: Family-Based
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Retention:   Samples With DNA
DNA sample via saliva and urine samples will be collected and stored.
Non-Probability Sample
We are collecting individuals and families with symptoms and diagnoses of CP/CPPS and their family members (with or without symptoms) from North America (United States and Canada)
  • Chronic Prostatitis (CP)
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS)
  • Painful Bladder Syndrome (PBS)
  • Benign Frequency Syndrome (BFS)
  • Benign Daytime Frequency Syndrome (BDFS)
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
December 31, 2021
December 31, 2020   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Have symptoms for at least 3 months within the preceding 6 months:
  • Pain in the pelvic area
  • Urinary frequency and/or
  • Urinary urgency and/or
  • Sexual dysfunction (erectile dysfunction)
  • Have CP/CPPS, IC, PBS, or Bladder Fasciculation Syndrome (BFS)
  • Be willing to provide a saliva and urine sample
  • Agree to complete several brief questionnaires
  • Family member of someone with CP/CPPS, PBS, IC or BFS
  • Live in the USA or Canada

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Major structural/anatomical urinary tract abnormalities
  • Underlying inborn or congenital conditions which affect the urinary tract
  • Surgery/chemotherapy in the pelvic area
  • Bacterial cause to CP/CPPS or recurrent UTI
  • Traumatic cause to CP/CPPS
Sexes Eligible for Study: Male
Child, Adult, Older Adult
Contact: Elicia Estrella, MS, LCGC 617-919-4552
Contact: Stephanie J. Brewster, MS, LCGC 617-919-4551
United States
91208 ( Other Grant/Funding Number: Broad Institute )
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Plan Description: Data from individual participants will be shared with other researchers, but participants will be de-identified.
Louis Kunkel, Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston Children’s Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Louis Kunkel, PhD Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston Children’s Hospital
July 2017