Accession Number : ADA536848


Title :   Feasibility Study of a Novel Diet-Based Intervention for Prostate Cancer


Descriptive Note : Annual summary 1 Sep 2009-31 Aug 2010


Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV SAN DIEGO LA JOLLA


Personal Author(s) : Parsons, J K


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a536848.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 62


Abstract : Our goal is to develop a practical, diet-based intervention for prostate cancer. We plan to implement a randomized clinical trial of a novel dietary intervention that utilizes a central, telephone-based counseling program to promote vegetable intake among prostate cancer patients who are being treated with active surveillance. As part of this trial, we will test whether a gene fusion biomarker will predict disease progression in this patient population. During the second year of the funding period, I accomplished four major tasks. First, I completed several key organizational components of the trial, including completion of the final study protocol, continued development of the infrastructure for executing the telephone-based dietary intervention, continued development of the infrastructure for performing dietary assays, and establishment of the protocols for obtaining and processing patient specimens. Second, I continued to extend my participation in the Cancer and Leukemia Group B cooperative study group. Third, I submitted an abstract to the 2011 Innovative Minds in Prostate Cancer Today conference. Finally, I helped secure additional funding for performing the trial, including a grant from the Prostate Cancer Foundation. I anticipate that, at the beginning of the second year of the funding period, the trial will open for accrual and testing of the dietary intervention will begin.


Descriptors :   *PROSTATE CANCER , DISEASES , POPULATION , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , PATIENTS , FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES) , CLINICAL TRIALS , DIET , INTERVENTION , VEGETABLES , INGESTION(PHYSIOLOGY) , INFRASTRUCTURE , RANDOM VARIABLES , SURVEILLANCE


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Food, Food Service and Nutrition


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE