Our Team


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

Hala Borno, MD
Genitourinary Medical Oncologist and Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology

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

Peter R. Carroll, MD, MPH
Professor, Urology

Daniel Kwon, MD
Genitourinary Medical Oncologist and Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology

June Chan, ScD
Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics and Urology

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

Li Zhang, PhD
Professor, Medicine and Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Arman Shotayey
Clinical Research Coordinator, Urology

Neil Panchal
Exercise Physiologist, Human Performance Center

Brooke Schultz
Exercise Biomechanist/Lab Manager, Human Performance Center

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

Imelda Tenggara
Research Director, Urology


We want to hear from you!


         Research Topic                 Location

       Prostate Cancer

Participate from Home
Blood/urine donation 4 times over 2 years;
surveys completed at home.
Exercise testing at various times during the study


What is the purpose of this study?

  • The purpose of this study is to determine if high intensity aerobic and resistance training increases survival compared to self-directed exercise in men with metastatic prostate cancer.
  • UCSF is participating as part of a global study. The INTERVAL study is open at 12 sites and in 7 countries.
  • The Movember Foundation is providing support for the conduct of this study.



Who can join?

You may be able to join if...                                                                                           You can't join if...
  • Are at least age 18.
  • Have prostate cancer and are being treated with androgen deprivation therapy.
  • Have metastatic prostate cancer.
  • Your cancer has not spread
  • You have health conditions that may prevent you from performing the exercises that are part of the study
  • You already have structured high-intensity exercise routines (we assess this using a survey).                                         


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Answer survey questions about demographics, exercise/diet, and quality of life every quarter.
  • Come onsite to UCSF at baseline, 6, 12, and 24 months to donate blood/urine.
  • Come onsite to UCSF at baseline, 6, 12, 18, and 24 months for exercise testing (documentation of negative COVID19 test may be required). Intervention arm additionally comes every quarter for a short 15-minute constant load test.

There is no compensation for this study. The study is funded by foundation support (Movember Foundation). Parking and food are provided for study visits at UCSF. 

You can reach the study team by phone at 415-514-0554, or email [email protected].