Research Study

A Pilot Study to Evaluate Feasibility of Measuring Exercise's Effects on Molecular Mechanisms of Disease Progression in Newly Diagnosed Prostate Cancer Patients Undergoing Radical Prostatectomy
Principal Investigator 
Peter Black

Overview

Body Locations and Systems 
Prostate Cancer
Diagnosis and Therapy 
Surgery and Rehabilitation
ClinicalTrials.gov# 
NCT02481648
Status 
Recruiting
Study Start/End 
Jun 25, 2015 to Jun 28, 2017
Locations 
Diamond Health Care Centre
Name/Title 
Maria Spillane, Research Coordinator
Phone 
604-875-4111 ext.62338
Purpose of Study 

The investigators aim to evaluate the feasibility of a larger clinical trial assessing an exercise program during the "teachable moment" in patients with prostate cancer and measuring its effect on tumor apoptosis signaling, lipogenesis and steroidogenesis. Participants will be randomized between a 8-12 week exercise program or to standard of care only. Participants will be assessed at screening, baseline (day 0), throughout the trial intervention (days 1-84), post-intervention visit (prior to radical prostatectomy) and final study visit 6-months post-radical prostatectomy. At each assessment, physical, biological samples and psychosocial assessments will take place.

Eligibility 

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Disclaimer 

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