Can exercise training affect survival or cancer progression for men with metastatic prostate cancer?
Exercise can help men with early prostate cancer live better, for longer. Vigorous physical activity after an early prostate cancer diagnosis can have positive effects on cancer progression and reduce the likelihood of dying from the disease.
But it’s unkown yet what the benefits of exercise are in men with advanced disease. We feel this is a gap and an important question that needs to be studied. To do this, men who are living with metastatic prostate cancer are asked to be part of our GAP4 clinical study at our partner sites around the globe, who will offer men our exercise programs. The department of Urology (Prof. Bangma) enrolls and screens patients, the Dept. of Rehabilitation and Rijndam Rehabilitation are responsible for assessments and training. Men who join GAP4 will get to explore the benefits of either supervised or self-directed exercise for themselves. By following their progress, we will better understand how exercise can help in advanced prostate cancer. Ultimately, the men in GAP4 will be working with us to improve the lives of all men living with prostate cancer. This project is funded by the Movember Foundation
2017 / 12-2023
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