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for males ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
at San Francisco, California and other locations
study started
estimated completion:



This pilot clinical trial studies how well the True NTH Community of Wellness internet-based exercise and diet support works in improving diet and exercise habits in prostate cancer survivors. Internet-based exercise and diet support may help better control treatment-related side effects and symptoms, better overall quality of life, and lower risk factors associated with cancer progression.

Official Title

True NTH Community of Wellness Internet-Based Exercise and Diet Support for Prostate Cancer Survivors



  1. To determine the feasibility and acceptability of the Community of Wellness web portal among prostate cancer survivors by conducting a randomized controlled study comparing four levels of web-based content and interaction with participants.


  1. To compare efficacy of four levels of web-based content in the Community of Wellness web portal in a pilot randomized controlled trial on exercise and dietary habits, self-efficacy for behavior change, motivation for exercise, and changes in treatment-related side effects.

OUTLINE: Patients are assigned to 1 of 4 groups.

GROUP I: Patients receive "Written Information" which includes access to the TrueNTH open access portal that provides basic written information about exercise and diet.

GROUP II: Patients receive access to "Written Information + Prescription", including written information plus additional an exercise prescription and tailored diet recommendations.

GROUP III: Patients receive access to "Written Information + Prescription + Technology", including written information, exercise prescription + diet recommendation and additional technology components. Patients complete diet and exercise behavior logs and receive educational and motivational text messages about healthy diet and exercise habits.

GROUP IV: Patients receive access to "Written Information + Prescription + Technology + Coaching" and receive written information, exercise prescription + diet recommendation, technology support and a 30-minute (each) diet and exercise consultation plus the ability to receive ongoing advice from coaches via the web portal.

After completion of intervention, patients are followed up at 3 months.


Cancer Survivor Prostate Carcinoma Prostatic Neoplasms


You can join if…

Open to males ages 18 years and up

  • Self-reported prostate cancer diagnosis
  • Able to read English on a computer screen
  • Able to access a computer, tablet or smartphone at home or public location
  • Access to a device capable of receiving plain text messages
  • A personal email address

You CAN'T join if...

  • Men who have contraindications to exercise based the American College of Sports Medicine 2016 Exercise pre-participation screening criteria and who do not receive a physician clearance to participate in the moderate intensity physical activity with one or more of the following self-reported conditions:
  • heart attack
  • heart surgery, cardiac catheterization, or coronary angioplasty
  • pacemaker/implantable cardiac defibrillator/rhythm disturbance
  • heart valve disease
  • heart failure
  • heart transplantation
  • congenital heart disease
  • diabetes
  • kidney (renal) disease
  • chest discomfort with exertion
  • unreasonable breathlessness
  • dizziness, fainting or blackouts
  • ankle swelling
  • unpleasant awareness of forceful, rapid or irregular heart rate
  • burning or cramping sensations in your lower legs when walking short distance


  • UCSF Medical Center-Mount Zion not yet accepting patients
    San Francisco, California, 94115, United States
  • Oregon Health & Science University accepting new patients
    Portland, Oregon, 97239, United States


accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
Study Type
Last Updated
January 13, 2018