About chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS)

CP/CPPS is a chronic pain condition. While there are several different types of prostatitis, the most common is CP/CPPS, representing more than 90% of all cases1. This condition affects men of all ages, but is most common in young to middle-aged adult men.

Symptoms of CP/CPPS may include:

  • Pain or discomfort in the pelvic area
  • Pain with or after ejaculation
  • Difficulty urinating and/or urinary frequency/urgency

1. Krieger JN, Nyberg LJ, Nickel JC. NIH consensus definition and classification of prostatitis. JAMA. 1999;282:236-7



The ProShip Clinical Trial is examining the safety and effectiveness of an investigational drug in comparison to a placebo (a tablet that looks like the study drug but does not contain the active drug ingredient). The investigational drug being assessed in this trial represents a new class of compounds, activating the SHIP1 protein that may help modulate the inflammatory process. The study drug is administered orally once daily.

The ProShip trial is a 12-week clinical trial. If you decide to participate, you will be randomly selected to either receive the study drug or placebo. Neither you nor the study team will know which treatment you are receiving.

You may qualify for this study if you:

  • Are male between the ages of 18-80 years
  • Have experienced pain or discomfort in the pelvic area for at least 3 out of the last 6 months
  • Do not have bacterial prostatitis

If qualified, participants will receive at no cost:

  • Investigational study drug or placebo
  • Study-related care from a local doctor


A clinical research study tests the safety and effectiveness of a new medicine or treatment in a population of volunteers. Every new medicine goes through the clinical trial process. Therefore, participants like you play a very important role in advancing medicine for present and future generations.

During a clinical trial you will receive doses of the medication that is being studied, or a placebo. All study participants are closely monitored by the medical team to gather the data about the study medication ensure the safety of volunteers.

To learn more about clinical research studies, visit:



Coastal Clinical Research

100 Memorial Hospital Drive
Annex Building Suite 3B
Mobile,  AL  36608

American Institute of Research

11127 Wilshire Blvd. – Suite 805
Los Angeles, CA 90017

West Coast Urology

3801 Katella Avenue – Suite 223
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

North Idaho Urology

980 W. Ironwood Drive – Suite 104
Coeurd Alene, ID 83814

Regional Urology, LLC

255 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop
Shreveport, LA 71106

Newton Clinical Research

4200 W Memorial Rd. – Suite 501
Oklahoma City, OK 73120