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):

Report Date:

2010-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

62.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Food, Food Service and Nutrition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE