Our Team



Stacey Kenfield, ScD
Associate Professor, Urology and Epidemiology & Biostatistics
(Principal Investigator)

Peter R. Carroll, MD, MPH
Professor, Urology

Matt Cooperberg, MD, MPH
Professor, Urology

Erin Van Blarigan, ScD
Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics and Urology

June Chan, ScD
Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics and Urology

Rebecca Graff, ScD
Assistant Professor Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Anthony Luke, MD, MPH
Professor, Clinical Orthosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery

Li Zhang, PhD
Associate Professor, Medicine and Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Jeff Simko, MD, PhD
Professor, Pathology

Ghila Andemeskel
Office of Community Engagement, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Ada Sanchez
Clinical Research Coordinator, Urology

Greta Macaire
Office of Community Engagement, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Neil Panchal
Exercise Physiologist, Human Performance Center

Brooke Schultz
Exercise Biomechanist /Lab Manager, Human Performance Center

Imelda Tenggara
Research Director, Urology

Interested in learning more?

Contact us:  [email protected] or 415-514-0206

We want to hear from you!

Research Topic         Location Compensation

Prostate Cancer

Participate from Home

Blood/urine donation 4 times over 2 years; surveys
completed at home.

Earn up to $150


What is the purpose of this study?

The purpose of this study is to determine whether a 2-year wellness program focused on diet and exercise improves biological, clinical, and quality of life outcomes in men choosing surgery as primary treatment for prostate cancer.

This study is open to men who must enroll prior to receiving surgery (prostatectomy).

Participants who complete the study assessments will receive up to $150 ($50 at 6, 12, and 24 months)


Who can join?

You may be able to join if...                                                                                           You can't join if...
  • Are at least age 18.
  • Have prostate cancer and plan to have surgery (prostatectomy) in the next 6-12 weeks.
  • Can read English.
  • You have been treated for prostate cancer with surgery or other treatments.                                        






Frequently Asked Questions

  • Answer survey questions about demographics, diet, exercise, smoking, quality of life.
  • Come onsite to UCSF or local LabCorp/Quest to donate blood/urine.
  • Depending on group assignment, some participants may receive remote coaching with an exercise or diet coach 9 times over 2 years and access to an online portal to track specific habits.
  • All participants will receive educational materials on diet and exercise, a 9-week text messaging program beginning a week before surgery that focuses on your recovery after surgery, and will receive a personalized lifestyle report, heart rate monitor and resistance bands either at the beginning or end of the study, depending on your group assignment.

Those who take part can receive up to $150.