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Aerobic Capacity and Body Composition in Colon Cancer Patients

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 8, 2007
Last Update Posted : February 26, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
AHS Cancer Control Alberta

Brief Summary:
Recent studies have shown that survival after a colorectal cancer diagnosis may be affected by a person's activity level and body size. This research says that for colorectal cancer patients, the less active and more obese they are, the more likely they are to have a cancer recurrence or die from their cancer. Chemotherapy has been shown to reduce activity levels, fitness, and body size in some cancer patients. However, it is not known how chemotherapy specific for colon cancer patients affects their activity levels, fitness, and body size. The main goal of our study will be to look at how chemotherapy treatments affect the fitness, activity levels, and body size in colon cancer patients. In order to do this, we will measure these variables before chemotherapy treatments, and at 1 and 6 months following the end of treatment. Our results will show how chemotherapy affects fitness, activity levels, and body size in colon cancer patients and provide data to help in designing an exercise intervention specifically for colon cancer survivors.

Condition or disease
Colonic Neoplasms

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 40 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Official Title: Changes in Aerobic Capacity and Body Composition in Colon Cancer Patients Receiving Chemotherapy
Study Start Date : October 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2009

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
community sample

Inclusion Criteria:

  • histologically confirmed colon cancer (Stage III and those Stage II patients deemed high-risk
  • approval of the treating oncologist
  • scheduled to received chemotherapy
  • able to understand and provide written informed consent in English
  • 18+ years of age
  • no uncontrolled co-morbidities (including hypertension, cardiac illness, psychiatric condition, etc.)
  • negative ECG as assessed during maximal graded exercise test

Exclusion Criteria:

  • metastatic or recurrent colon cancer patients
  • pregnancy
  • any uncontrolled medical condition that would be a contraindication to exercise (assessed by treating oncologist)
  • unwilling to attend, travel to or participate in the assessments at all 3 time points

In addition, 10 patients meeting all of the eligibility criteria who are not scheduled to receive chemotherapy will also be recruited to the study to serve as "surgery only" controls.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00470782

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Canada, Alberta
Cross Cancer Institute
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 1Z2
Sponsors and Collaborators
AHS Cancer Control Alberta
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Principal Investigator: Kerry Courneya, PhD University of Alberta

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Responsible Party: AHS Cancer Control Alberta Identifier: NCT00470782     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GI-5-0064 / ethics 23429
First Posted: May 8, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 26, 2016
Last Verified: April 2012
Keywords provided by AHS Cancer Control Alberta:
colonic neoplasms
body composition
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Colonic Neoplasms
Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Colonic Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Intestinal Diseases