A Pilot Study On The Effect Of Yoga On Fatigue, And Stress Levels In Solid Tumor Cancer Patients Undergoing Active Radiation Therapy

Yoga for Solid Tumor


Lead sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania

Source Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Brief Summary

The purpose of this study is to ascertain the effect of yoga interventions on radiation-related fatigue, and stress in cancer patients with stage I and II solid tumors.

Overall Status Active, not recruiting
Start Date December 15, 2018
Completion Date June 30, 2021
Primary Completion Date December 31, 2020
Phase N/A
Study Type Interventional
Primary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
The feasibility of implementing Eischens yoga interventions for solid tumor cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy. This will be measured by the success rate of recruitment and retention for 10 subjects. 12 months
Secondary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Effects on fatigue 12 months
Effects on Stress Level 12 Months
Enrollment 10

Intervention type: Behavioral

Intervention name: Yoga

Description: Twice weekly yoga sessions for 12 weeks

Arm group label: Observational



Inclusion Criteria:

1. Stage I and II Cancer patients with solid tumors undergoing RT for 4-8 weeks (external beam radiation).

2. Patients of age >18, and all races will be included in the study.

3. All patients must sign an informed consent form approved for this purpose by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of the University of Pennsylvania.

4. Patients must be English speaking.

5. Patients must be able to attend the schedule classes.

Exclusion Criteria:

6. Patients with medical restrictions that may interfere with or prevent them from taking part in the yoga interventions per their physician orders.

7. Patients with metastatic disease.

8. Active smokers. Smoking may interfere with relaxation and breathing modalities of the yoga interventions. (Self-reporting smokers that have been smoke free for 6 months may be included)

9. Patients who currently practice or have recently practiced yoga (had not taken a yoga class on a regular bases in the last 6 months).

Gender: All

Minimum age: 18 Years

Maximum age: N/A

Healthy volunteers: No

facility University of Pennsylvania
Location Countries

United States

Verification Date

December 2019

Responsible Party

Responsible party type: Principal Investigator

Investigator affiliation: Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania

Investigator full name: Kelly Farrady

Investigator title: Clinical Project Manager

Has Expanded Access No
Condition Browse
Number Of Arms 1
Arm Group

Arm group label: Observational

Arm group type: Experimental

Description: All 10 pilot subjects will be taking yoga

Patient Data Undecided
Study Design Info

Allocation: N/A

Intervention model: Single Group Assignment

Primary purpose: Supportive Care

Masking: None (Open Label)

Source: ClinicalTrials.gov