Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial

Exercise for Tumor Suppressive Impact in Black Men With Prostate Cancer on Active Surveillance: The REMOVE Trial

Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine whether a 16-week, home-based, virtually supervised exercise program will slow cancer progression of prostate cancer among Black men with prostate cancer undergoing active surveillance.

The name of the study intervention involved in this study is:

Aerobic high-intensity interval training (HIIT) (training exercise intervention)

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Full Description

This research study is a randomized controlled study for a home-based, virtually supervised, aerobic exercise intervention for Black men with prostate cancer undergoing active surveillance. There is evidence that exercise may suppress cancer progression, but the evidence is preliminary and Black men with prostate cancer has been highly underrepresented in exercise clinical research despite their higher risk of cancer progression compared to White counterparts.

Participants will be randomized into one of two treatment groups: Group A: Aerobic high-intensity interval training (HIIT) versus Group B: Usual Care. Randomization means a participant is placed into a study group by chance.

The research study procedures include screening for eligibility, study treatment visits, survey questionnaires, blood tests, and follow-up visits.

Participation in this research study is expected to last about 18 weeks.

It is expected that about 68 people will take part in this research study.

The Prostate Cancer Foundation is providing funding for this research study.

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Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Age ≥18 years; due to the rarity of the disease in those <18 years, this age bracket will not be included
Self-identify as Black
Diagnosed with early-stage (e.g., very-low to favorable-intermediate grade), localized prostate cancer
Initiating or having been undergoing active surveillance
No plans for invasive treatment for their prostate cancer in the following 16 weeks from the time of enrollment
Medical clearance to perform exercise intervention and testing by their treating urologist
No uncontrolled medical conditions that could be exacerbated with exercise
Ability to communicate and complete written forms in English
Participate in less than or equal to 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous aerobic exercise per week over the past month
Ability to understand and the willingness to sign informed consent prior to any study-related procedures
Willing to travel to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for necessary data collection

Exclusion Criteria:

Receiving any invasive curative-intent treatment for prostate cancer, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and hormonal therapy. This study is to exclusively target patients on active surveillance who are not receiving curative cancer treatment and to examine the effects of the intervention on biochemical progression of existing prostate tumor.
Patients with metastasis and/or other active malignancies (except basal cell carcinoma) and/or receiving treatment for those malignancies. This study is to exclusively target patients with early-stage prostate cancer on active surveillance to investigate the effects of the intervention on biochemical progression of prostate tumor, as such other active malignancies or any relevant treatment may contaminate the study results.
Participate in more than 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous aerobic exercise per week over the past month. This study targets insufficiently active persons to assess the effect of the described exercise intervention, where additional exercise done regularly will contaminate the intervention effects.
Unstable comorbidities that prevent participation in moderate-to-vigorous intensity exercise. Patients with unstable comorbidities may develop unexpected adverse events from exercise. For the purpose of patients' safety, as well as because part of this study involves remote, home-based exercise where close supervision is not possible, patients with unstable medical conditions are excluded.
Subjects who in the opinion of the investigator may not be able to comply with the safety monitoring requirements of the study.

Study is for people with:

Prostate Cancer

Estimated Enrollment:

68

Study ID:

NCT05918263

Recruitment Status:

Recruiting

Sponsor:

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston Massachusetts, 02215, United States More Info
Boris Gershman, MD
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Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston Massachusetts, 02215, United States More Info
Mark Preston, MD
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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston Massachusetts, 02215, United States More Info
Dong-Woo Kang, PhD
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Study is for people with:

Prostate Cancer

Estimated Enrollment:

68

Study ID:

NCT05918263

Recruitment Status:

Recruiting

Sponsor:


Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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