Lifestyle-Studies

Lifestyle-Studies

Did you know that diet and exercise may help delay prostate cancer progression?

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"Health and Wellness, Living with Prostate Cancer" Health and well guide

The UCSF Department of Urology is committed to offering the highest quality urologic care and innovative research programs.  The following studies are taking place in our department's clinical trials office.   If interested to join any of the studies, please call 415-514-0554 or email: emil.lavaki@ucsf.edu

(Your participation in a clinical trial is voluntary.  The information you provide will be confidential, and individual information will not be released.)

Exercise may delay prostate cancer progression 

UCSF investigators have reported that brisk walking or other aerobic exercise may help delay or deter progression of prostate cancer. To expand on these exciting results, we are conducting research to examine if a personalized walking-based exercise program alters prostate cancer biology and reduces the risk of progression.

AS Exercise RCT: A Randomized Clinical Trial of Exercise versus Usual Care among Men Opting for Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer

We are conducting a clinical trial of tailored exercise for men choosing active surveillance for early stage/low grade prostate cancer. This study is open to men who are on Active Surveillance for localized prostate cancer and are healthy enough for exercise.  Participants assigned to the intervention will receive a four-month home-based personalized exercise prescription, free exercise coaching, and a heart-rate monitor. Participants will be asked to come on site 2-3 times; those who complete all study assessments may earn up to $500.  Happy feet

AS Exercise Observational Study: An Observational Study of Exercise among Men Opting for Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer

We are conducting a study of cardiopulmonary fitness among men choosing active surveillance for early stage/low grade prostate cancer. This study is open to men who are on Active Surveillance for localized prostate cancer and are healthy enough for exercise. Participants who complete the one-time study assessment will receive $100.

Questions?  Ready to Join?  If you have questions or are interested to join any of the above studies, please call 415-514-0554 or email: emil.lavaki@ucsf.edu

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Prostate 8: A Randomized Clinical Trial Of Web-Based Lifestyle Tools And Resources Versus Usual Care Among Men With Prostate Cancer

vegetablesRecent studies from our group suggest that men with prostate cancer may reduce their risk of disease progression by adopting certain lifestyle behaviors including those related to physical activity, smoking, and diet. To build upon these findings, we are conducting a clinical trial of a web-based intervention for men diagnosed with prostate cancer. The main goal of our study is to determine if technology can change health behaviors. This study is open to men who have already had treatment for localized prostate cancer >3 months, and who have access to a computer with reliable internet access.

 

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Coming Soon! (please call us or check back for further info)

        - INTERVAL – a supervised exercise trial for men with metastatic castrate resistant prostate cancer

        - CLASS – an observational study consisting of surveys about lifestyle and quality of life, with options to donate biospecimens and digital app data (e.g., Fitbit, MyFitnessPal, Apple Healthkit)

         - TrueNth – a clinical trial to see if interactive web-site based tools help men with prostate cancer adopt healthy habits, conducted nationally and developed in collaboration with Oregon Health Sciences University

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