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GET FIT Prostate

New study opportunity

Exercise for prostate cancer survivors: GET FIT Prostate

Exercise after cancer!

GET FIT Prostate is a research study designed to learn what exercise program format is best for prostate cancer survivors who use(d) androgen deprivation therapy (ADT).

How can I exercise after prostate cancer?

By joining GET FIT Prostate, you will be invited to be a part of one of three exercise groups:

  1. Functional Balance (similar to tai chi) – A continuous, flowing sequence of individually choreographed movements.
  2. Functional Strength – Functional movement pattern exercises using weighted vests.
  3. Functional Mobility – Whole body flexibility exercises performed in a seated or lying position.

*All groups meet as 1 hour classes 3 times/week for 6 months.

As part of the study we will ask you to complete physical function tests and health surveys 4 times over 12 months. 

Who can Participate?

Have completed surgery, radiation or chemotherapy for prostate cancer over 6 weeks ago?  Either currently being treated or have been treated with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT)? If yes to both, call Carolyn Guidarelli at (503)-346-0307 or email exercise@ohsu.edu.

Interested?

Phone: (503)-346-0307
Email: exercise@ohsu.edu

Exercise programs are:

  • At flexible times and convenient locations.
  • Led by trained professionals.
  • Comfortable for first time exercisers.
  • Provided at no cost.
  • Safe for cancer survivors.
  • Supportive team atmosphere.
  •  FRIENDLY AND FUN!

Let us know!

If you are interested in The GET FIT Prostate trial or in future research opportunities, fill out your contact information and click submit.