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Population based exercise intervention for prostate cancer patients - RADAR

The aim of this project is to determine the effects, efficacy, retention and compliance of physical exercise interventions in a large established cohort of prostate cancer patients from the Randomised Androgen Deprivation and Radiotherapy (RADAR) study. Specifically, we aim to compare a prostate cancer-specific supervised exercise program against a standard public health physical activity strategy utilizing printed resources. We will assess both in the short and long term, the following risk factors for metabolic syndrome: 1) cardiorespiratory capacity, 2) abdominal obesity, 3) lipid and glycemic control, and 4) self reported physical activity, quality of life and mental health.


Researchers

Professor Daniel A. Galv√£o
Professor Robert Newton
University of Newcastle, Dr Dennis Taaffe
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Professor Nigel Spry
Newcastle Mater Hospital, Radiation Oncologist, Professor J. Denham
Wellington Hospital, Radiation Oncologist, Professor D. Lamb

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