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Cancer: F-PROTECT and PROTECT Study

The Potential and Role Of Tertiary prevention by Exercise in Colon cancer Therapy

Background
:
Colorectal cancer is a common disease and cause of cancer death worldwide. Besides genetics lifestyle factors are responsible for colorectal cancer development. Primary prevention by lifestyle modification, such as increased physical activity, can reduce colorectal cancer incidence. There are cohort studies demonstrating, that physical activity can also reduce overall and colorectal cancer specific mortality in colorectal cancer patients, but there is no randomized controlled trial showing a causal relation. Therefore the PROTECT (The Potential and Role Of Tertiary prevention by Exercise in Colon cancer Therapy)-Trial was designed and its design had been successfully tested in a feasibility study (F-PROTECT-Study).

Objective:
To demonstrate that physical activity is able to improve disease free survival in colorectal cancer patients.

Design:
- clinical trial
- randomized controlled trial
- multicentre

Collaborations:
work in progress

Funding:
work in progress (Deutsche Krebshilfe)

More information:
ClinicalTrials.gov (NCT01991847)

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