Exercise during Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer
February 17, 2022
The ERASE Trial found that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) reduced prostate cancer-related anxiety and fear of cancer progression in prostate cancer patients on active surveillance. These findings are now published in the top urology journal, Journal of Urology, with an editorial, stating that "a remarkable prospective trial of men on active surveillance underscores the importance of addressing psychological concerns of our patients, and suggests there are potential interventions we can offer"
*Editorial: Prostate Cancer, Decisional Regret and Exercise
August 21, 2021
The primary findings of ERASE Trial highlight that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) improved cardiorespiratory fitness and suppressed the biochemical progression of prostate cancer in men undergoing active surveillance. These findings are now published in one of the top oncology journals, JAMA Oncology, with an accompanying editorial, and have been featured in numerous medical new media.
WHAT CAN EXERCISE DO FOR MEN WITH PROSTATE CANCER ON ACTIVE SURVEILLANCE?
Active surveillance is a way of monitoring prostate cancer and is increasingly the therapy of choice for men with localized, slow-growing tumours, allowing them to delay or avoid treatment and the side effects that can occur after surgery and radiotherapy.
If our hypothesis is correct, exercise could be a cost-effective and simple way for men on active surveillance to feel better, slow cancer progression and delay or eliminate medical treatment altogether.