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 Written Information Prescription Technology Coaching


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
    San Francisco California 94115 United States
  • Oregon Health & Science University
    Portland Oregon 97239 United States


in progress, not accepting new patients
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OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
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