Skip to main content

Thomas James Polascik

Professor of Urology
Urology
Box 2804 Med Ctr, DUMC, Durham, NC 27710
Room D1557E Blue Zone, Duke South DUMC, Durham, NC 27710

Selected Grants


Evaluation of a Soft Tissue Biopsy System for Trans-Rectal and Trans-Perineal Biopsy of the Prostate

Clinical TrialPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by URO-1 Inc. · 2023 - 2028

VAPOR 2 Study

Clinical TrialPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Francis Medical, Inc. · 2023 - 2028

Angiodynamics NanoKnife Study

Clinical TrialPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Angiodynamics · 2022 - 2025

Image guided targeted biopsy of clinically significant prostate cancer with acoustic radiation force

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2010 - 2023

Development of a combined ARFI/SWEI ultrasound elasticity imaging system for targeted prostate biopsy guidance

FellowshipCo-Sponsor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2021 - 2023

Evaluation of a Soft Tissue Biopsy System for Trans-Rectal and Trans-Perineal Biopsy of the Prostate

Clinical TrialPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by URO-1 Inc. · 2023 - 2028

VAPOR 2 Study

Clinical TrialPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Francis Medical, Inc. · 2023 - 2028

Angiodynamics NanoKnife Study

Clinical TrialPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Angiodynamics · 2022 - 2025

Image guided targeted biopsy of clinically significant prostate cancer with acoustic radiation force

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2010 - 2023

Development of a combined ARFI/SWEI ultrasound elasticity imaging system for targeted prostate biopsy guidance

FellowshipCo-Sponsor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2021 - 2023

An Extension Study of MRI/US Fusion Imaging and Biopsy in Combination with Nanoparticle Directed Focal Therapy for Ablation of Prostate Tissue

Clinical TrialPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Nanospectra Biosciences, Inc. · 2020 - 2023

Early Detection of Clinically Significant Prostate Cancer using Ultrasonic Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI) Imaging

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity · 2016 - 2019

Prospective registry to optimize clinical care (DUCIMAS)

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Myriad Genetics, Inc. · 2016 - 2019

Evaluation of Sexual Function after Primary and Salvage Prostate Cryoablation for Localized Prostate Cancer

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation · 2010 - 2011

Trent Foundation Grant

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation · 2006 - 2009

Psychobiology of male sexual dysfunction following treatment of prostate cancer

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation · 2002 - 2003

External Relationships


  • Astellas Pharma Inc.
  • Ferring Pharmaceuticals
  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals (Johnson & Johnson)
  • Merck Sharpe & Dohme (Merck & Co, USA)

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported outside activities with the companies, institutions, or organizations listed above. This information is available to institutional leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts of interest.