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Physical Activity Intervention for Lung Cancer Survivors

21 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Lung Cancer, Survivor

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Trial Information

Physical Activity Intervention for Lung Cancer Survivors

Inclusion Criteria:

- Diagnosis and treatment at MSKCC of primary NSCLC; and/or pulmonary carcinoid;

- At least one year post thoracic surgical resection;

- Have no evidence of NSCLC or any other cancer at the time of study enrollment and not
receiving any cancer treatment;

- Currently sedentary or insufficiently active, defined by the American College of
Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as less
than a total of 150 minutes of at least moderate intensity PA per week;

- Able to complete a six-minute walk test (6MWT);

- Able to provide informed consent.


• Completed the Physical Activity program offered through this study (08067);

Exclusion Criteria:

- Presence of one of the following medical factors at screening:

- regular use of an ambulatory aid (cane or walker);

- resting oxygen saturation less than 88%;

- inability to walk due to severe arthritis or other musculoskeletal problems;

- a diagnosis of unstable angina in the previous 6 weeks;

- a heart attack, angioplasty or heart surgery in the previous 3 months;

- current heart rate <50 or >120 at rest; current uncontrolled hypertension;

- current significant valvular heart disease or decompensated congestive heart
failure and

- patient reported pain of any origin that would preclude participation in the
proposed PA intervention

- Evidence of significant medical cognitive or psychiatric disturbance sufficient, in
the investigator's judgment, to preclude participation in the intervention

- Self-reporting of greater than 60 minutes of vigorous activity per week or 150
minutes of moderate intensity PA per week.

- Patient resides at more than two hours travel distance from the Center

- Insufficient English fluency to complete evaluation tools.

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Outcome Measure:

To evaluate the feasibility (acceptability, adherence, treatment integrity, retention, participant satisfaction) of implementing a physical activity intervention trial among sedentary and insufficiently active lung cancer survivors.

Outcome Time Frame:

conclusion of the study

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Jamie Ostroff, PhD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

June 2008

Completion Date:

June 2013

Related Keywords:

  • Lung Cancer
  • Survivor
  • Survivor
  • Physical Activity
  • NED
  • 08-067
  • Lung Neoplasms



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