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Yoga Intervention for Cancer Survivors

18 Years
90 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Cancer Survivors, Yoga

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Trial Information

Yoga Intervention for Cancer Survivors

Inclusion Criteria:

- Survivor population

- Adults (18 years of age or above)

- Patients treated for any cancers between the ages of 18 and 65 years of age

- Received and concluded cancer treatment anytime from January 1, 2000 up to 1 month
before start date of study

- Received cancer treatment and care at either Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC)
or Nashville General Hospital (NGH) or are currently receiving cancer survivorship
care at the Vanderbilt REACH for Survivorship Clinic

- Obtain *medical clearance to perform light exercise from primary care physician,
oncologist or health care provider at REACH for Survivorship clinic (medical
clearance needs to be obtained at least 2 weeks prior to starting yoga class).

- Have completed, if ever received, any chemotherapy treatment from January 1, 2000 up
to 1 month before start date of study

- Patients with lymphedema due to cancer surgery/treatment are eligible

- Alive without evidence of recurrent disease

- Without evidence of a subsequent malignancy following initial cancer diagnosis

- Provide informed consent

- Should be able to sit on chair/floor and recline without assistance

- Can read and understand English

- Can have past experience with yoga or meditation

Exclusion Criteria:

- Enrolled or attending a yoga class at time of recruitment

- Currently receiving active treatment for cancer

- Currently not in remission

- Have any additional health concerns such as brain metastases or
ventricular-peritoneal shunts at time of participation

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Outcome Measure:

Number of Cancer Survivors interested and willing to participate in a 10 week yoga class at Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) and at Nashville General Hospital

Outcome Description:

The investigators will be opening up an hourly yoga class for 10 weeks to all cancer survivors at VICC and at Nashville General Hospital

Outcome Time Frame:

12 months

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Debra L Friedman, MD, MS

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Vanderbilt University


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

February 2010

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Cancer Survivors
  • Yoga



Vanderbilt University Medical CenterNashville, Tennessee  37232-2516