for males (full criteria)
at San Francisco, California
study started
estimated completion
Rahul Aggarwal



This pilot partially-randomized phase II trial studies how well Supportive Therapy in Androgen Deprivation (STAND) clinic works in improving health outcomes and managing side effects in patients with prostate cancer. Individualized counseling regarding exercise and dietary habits may help improve patient understanding, satisfaction, and overall lessen adverse impact on quality of life caused by androgen deprivation.

Official Title

A Multidisciplinary Team-Based Approach to Mitigate the Impact of Androgen Deprivation Therapy in Prostate Cancer: A Randomized Phase 2



  1. To compare the mean percent change from baseline to 12 months in percentage body fat mass among men with prostate cancer receiving androgen deprivation therapy randomized to participate in the ?STAND? clinic versus (vs.) usual standard of care. (Randomized Cohort) II. To determine the feasibility of completing multi-disciplinary STAND clinic visits within context of concurrent chemohormonal therapy for prostate cancer. (Non-randomized Pilot Cohort)


  1. To compare the mean percent change from baseline to 12 months and patterns of change over time during participation in the STAND clinic vs. usual standard of care with respect to: metabolic impact on diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors, bone health, and quality of life/psychosocial impact.

II. Among men randomized to receive usual standard of care that cross-over to participate in the STAND clinic after month 12 of the study: to measure the mean change from baseline at start of participation in the STAND clinic after 12 months of participation in: metabolic parameters including percentage body fat, fasting insulin/glucose, homeostatic model assessment insulin resistance (HOMA-IR), body weight/body mass index, waist circumference; bone health; quality of life; and patient satisfaction.

III. Among men in the non-randomized pilot cohort: to determine the mean change from baseline to 12 months during STAND clinic participation in the primary and secondary metabolic and quality of life parameters listed above.


  1. To investigate for a relationship between inherited genetic polymorphisms of functional relevance near or within genes encoding proteins with roles in steroid hormone transport and androgen receptor signaling with changes in metabolic parameters among men treated with androgen deprivation therapy.

II. To investigate changes in trabecular bone micro-architecture as measured by high resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (QCT) Imaging of radius and tibia during androgen deprivation therapy.

III. To investigate for relationship between 2nd digit to 4th digit length ratio (2D:4D ratio) and quality of life on androgen deprivation therapy.

IV. To investigate for a relationship between 2nd digit to 4th digit length ratio and baseline empathy score as measured by validated questionnaire.

OUTLINE: Patients receiving androgen deprivation therapy are randomized to 1 of 2 arms and patients receiving concurrent chemohormonal therapy are assigned to Arm II.

ARM I (STANDARD OF CARE): Patients receive leuprolide acetate subcutaneously (SC) or intramuscularly (IM), goserelin acetate SC, or triptorelin pamoate IM and visit their health care provider every 3 months for 12 months. Patients will be referred to a nutrition, exercise, and symptom management service upon patient request or if deemed necessary by a healthcare provider. Patients may cross-over to Arm II after 12 months.

ARM II (STAND CLINIC): Patients receive leuprolide acetate SC or IM, goserelin acetate SC, or triptorelin pamoate IM every 3 months for 12 months. Patients also review educational modules discussing various aspects of anti-androgen therapy and management of side effects and meet one-to-one with a licensed exercise trainer, registered dietician, and symptom management service to receive individualized counseling monthly for 12 months.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up at 2, 4, and 6 months.


Prostate AdenocarcinomaProstatic NeoplasmsAdenocarcinomaAndrogensLeuprolideGoserelinTriptorelin PamoateBehavioral Dietary InterventionCounselingEducational InterventionExercise InterventionGoserelin AcetateLaboratory Biomarker AnalysisLeuprolide AcetateQuality-of-Life Assessment


You can join if…

Open to males

  • Histologic confirmation of adenocarcinoma of the prostate
  • Receiving or planning to receive androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) with luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonist or antagonist
  • Expected duration of ADT at least 12 months from date of study consent
  • Concurrent antiandrogen therapy allowed but not required
  • First dose of LHRH agonist or antagonist no more than 6 months prior to date of study content
  • Prior/concurrent radiation allowed
  • Other investigational agents in addition to LHRH agonist/antagonist are allowed (e.g. novel anti-androgens, androgen synthesis inhibitors)
  • Prior androgen deprivation therapy allowed, provided there is documented evidence of testosterone recovery to > 150 ng/dL and greater than 12 months duration between last ?effective? date of ADT and date of study consent
  • Randomized cohort only:
  • No prior chemotherapy within 12 months of start date of study
  • No planned chemotherapy at least 12 months from study entry
  • Non-randomized pilot cohort:
  • Concurrent chemotherapy (initiated within 3 months of study entry) or planned chemotherapy within 3 months of study entry
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 ? 2
  • Ability to sign written informed consent
  • Willing to attend monthly clinic visits at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

You CAN'T join if...

  • Physically unable or unwilling to participate in recommended exercise programs or travel to UCSF on a monthly basis
  • Presence of permanent pacemaker or implantable medical device
  • Artificial joint prostheses and venous filters are allowed


  • UCSF Medical Center-Mount Zion
    San FranciscoCalifornia94115United States

Lead Scientist

  • Rahul Aggarwal
    I am a Medical Oncologist within the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the University of California San Francisco. My clinical practice focuses on patients with advanced solid tumor malignancies with a particular emphasis on genitourinary malignancies including prostate, kidney, bladder, and testicular cancer. I serve as the Co-Leader for the GU Medical Oncology program at UCSF.


currently not accepting new patients, but might later
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