Our Team

June Chan, ScD
Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics and Urology
(Principal Investigator)

Peter R. Carroll, MD, MPH
Professor, Urology

Matt Cooperberg, MD, MPH
Professor, Urology

Stacey Kenfield, ScD
Associate Professor, Urology and Epidemiology & Biostatistics

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

Rebecca Graff, ScD
Assistant Professor Epidemiology & Biostatistics

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

Adam Olshen, PhD
Professor,  Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Katsuto Shinohara, MD
Professor, Urology

Jeff Simko, MD, PhD
Professor, Pathology

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

Katriel Encabo
Clinical Research Coordinator, Urology

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 
[email protected] or (415) 353-7348


We want to hear from you!

Research Topic         Location Compensation

Prostate Cancer

Participate from Home

2 on site visits
(blood/urine donation 
and exercise test)

Earn up to $500

What is the purpose of this study?

  • 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.
  • 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 times; those who complete all study assessments may earn up to $500.  


Who can join? 

You may be able to join if...                                                                                           You can't join if...
  • Are at least age 18.
  • Have localized prostate cancer and are being managed with active surveillance.
  • Can read English.
  • You have been treated for prostate cancer.                                        

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Answer survey questions about demographics, diet, exercise, smoking, quality of life.
  • Come onsite to UCSF to donate blood/urine and complete a cardiopulmonary exercise test (documentation of negative COVID19 test may be required).
  • Men assigned to the intervention group will participate in a personalized homebased exercise program developed by an exercise physiologist, ~4-5 days per week for 16 weeks.

Those who take part may receive up to $500 in gift cards.