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Protocol No.
PSCI-18-080
Prinicipal Investigator
Schmitz, Kathryn
Phase
NA
Age Group
Adult
Scope
Local
Title
Personalized Exercise Oncology (PEXO) - Study
Objective
Within the last decades exercise oncology research has established a vast body of evidence that exercise has multifactorial benefits for cancer patients. Recognizing this scientific evidence, leading expert associations like the American Cancer Society, National Comprehensive Cancer Network, and American College of Sports Medicine have published recommendations to inspire cancer patients to increase their everyday physical activity (PA). However, these recommendations are highly unspecific and do not consider patients individual needs, abilities and skills.
Therefore, the proposed project aims to fill this gap by developing personalized therapeutic modules that fit individual patient?s needs, abilities and skills. In a cross-sectional approach we aim to determine groups of patients that are trait-homogenous according to their attitudes, beliefs and competences about exercise and physical activity on one hand and how these personal factors correspond with treatment-related side effects. To increase generalizability of these results the cross-sectional survey will be conducted at the Pennsylvania State University in Hershey, USA and at the National Center for Tumor Diseases in Heidelberg, Germany. By this bi-national approach, cultural differences and distinct health-care systems will explicitly be taken into account. Based on the found patient-clusters, personalized intervention modules addressing the patient-clusters special needs should be developed and tested in future studies.
Applicable Disease Sites
Abdominal

Anus

Brain and Nervous System

Breast

Cervix

Colon

Corpus Uteri

Esophagus

Eye and Orbit

Head and Neck

Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Ill-Defined Sites

Kaposi's Sarcoma

Kidney

Larynx

Leukemia, not otherwise specified

Leukemia, other

Lip, Oral Cavity and Pharynx

Liver

Lung

Lymphoid Leukemia

MDS

Melanoma, Skin

Multiple Myeloma

Mycosis Fungoides

Myeloid and Monocytic Leukemia

N/A

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Other Digestive Organ

Other Endocrine System

Other Female Genital

Other Gastrointestinal

Other Hematopoietic

Other Male Genital

Other Respiratory and Intrathoracic Organs

Other Skin

Other Urinary

Ovary

Pancreas

Prostate

Rectum

Small Intestine

Soft Tissue

Stomach

Thymus

Thyroid

Unknown Sites

Urinary Bladder
Status
Open
Participating Institutions
Hershey Medical Center