Health Education Materials With/Out a Physical Activity Program for Patients Who Have Undergone Treatment for High-Risk Stage II or Stage III Colon Cancer

  • STATUS
    Recruiting
  • End date
    Dec 15, 2030
  • participants needed
    962
  • sponsor
    Canadian Cancer Trials Group
Updated on 16 November 2020
cancer
fatigue
colon cancer
cancer treatment
exercise intervention
fatigue assessment and management

Summary

RATIONALE: Participating in a physical activity program designed to increase free time physical activity and receiving written health education materials may influence the chance of cancer recurring as well as impact on physical fitness, psychological well-being and the quality of life of patients who have undergone surgery and chemotherapy for colon cancer. It is not yet known whether giving a physical activity program together with health education materials is more effective than giving health education materials alone for patients who have undergone colon cancer treatment.

PURPOSE: This randomized phase III trial is studying a physical activity program given together with health education materials to see how well it works compared with giving health education materials alone for patients who have undergone treatment for high-risk stage II or stage III colon cancer.

Description

OBJECTIVES

Primary

  • To compare the disease-free survival (DFS) of medically fit patients who have completed surgical resection and adjuvant chemotherapy for high-risk stage II or stage III colon cancer when administered a physical activity program with general health education materials vs general health education materials alone.

Secondary

  • To compare the two intervention arms with respect to overall survival (OS); patient-reported outcomes using the SF-36, FACIT-F, PSQI, and HADS questionnaires; objective markers of physical fitness using body mass index, hip and waist circumference, submaximal exercise testing, and the Seniors' Fitness Test; physical activity behavior using the Total Physical Activity Questionnaire (TPAQ); safety profile as assessed by NCI CTCAE version 3.0; serum levels of insulin (i.e., IGF-1, IGF-2, and IGFBP3); cytokine levels (i.e., IL-1, IL-6, IL-2, IL-4, IL-8, IL-10, IL-12, TNF-, IFN-, and GM-CSF) and C-reactive protein levels; economic evaluations including cost-effective and cost-utility analyses; and predictors of physical activity adherence using the Social-Cognitive Determinants of Exercise Measure questionnaire.
  • To evaluate the potential prognostic associations of the serum levels of insulin, IGF-1, IGF-2, IGFBP3, blood glucose, cytokines (i.e., IL- 1, IL-6, IL-2, IL-4, IL-8, IL-10, IL-12, TNF-, IFN-, and GM-CSF), and C-reactive protein with DFS, OS, level of physical activity, and level of fatigue in these patients.
  • To evaluate the potential prognostic associations of age, gender, country, incremental increase in physical activity, and change in cardiovascular fitness with DFS, OS, level of fatigue, and quality of life in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to disease stage (II vs III), participating center, body mass index ( 27.5 vs > 27.5), and ECOG performance status (0 vs 1). Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment interventions.

  • Arm I: Patients receive general health education materials regarding nutrition and physical activity and undergo the Colon Health And Life Long Exercise Change (CHALLENGE) physical activity program consisting of behavior-support sessions and supervised physical activity sessions with a physical activity consultant.
  • Part I (intensive intervention for 6 months): Patients undergo 12 mandatory biweekly face-to-face behavior support sessions combined with 12 mandatory supervised physical activity sessions to increase their physical activity goal by 10 metabolic equivalent task (MET) hours/week. Twelve supervised physical activity sessions are also recommended on alternate weeks.
  • Part II (reduced intervention for months 6-12): Patients undergo 12 mandatory biweekly face-to-face or telephone behavior support sessions combined with 12 recommended supervised physical activity sessions to increase their physical activity goal by 20 MET hours/week.
  • Part III (minimal intervention for months 12-36): Patients undergo mandatory monthly face-to-face or telephone behavior support sessions combined with recommended supervised physical activity sessions to increase their physical activity goal to a maximum total of 27 MET hours/week.
  • Arm II: Patients receive general health education materials regarding nutrition and physical activity.

Patients complete the Total Physical Activity Questionnaire (TPAQ) to assess exercise participation and undergo fitness testing periodically by the submaximal exercise test and Seniors' Fitness Test (SFT).

Patients complete the SF-36, FACT-F, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), and Social Cognitive Determinants of Exercise Measure questionnaires periodically. Patients also complete a 30-day resource use diary and undergo a health economics analysis by the Work Productivity and Activity Impairment (WPAI) questionnaire.

Blood samples are collected periodically for correlative studies and fasting glucose. Samples are analyzed for markers of insulin level, IGF-1, IGF-2, and IGFBP3, cytokine levels (i.e., IL-1, IL-6, IL-2, IL-4, IL-8, IL-10, IL-12, TNF-, IFN-, and GM-CSF), and C-reactive protein levels.

During the 3 year intervention period, patients are followed every 6 months for 3 years and then annually for 4-10 years.

Details
Treatment laboratory biomarker analysis, questionnaire administration, quality-of-life assessment, educational intervention, counseling intervention, exercise intervention, fatigue assessment and management, study of socioeconomic and demographic variables, Fitness testing
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT00819208
SponsorCanadian Cancer Trials Group
Last Modified on16 November 2020

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Inclusion Criteria

Is your age greater than or equal to 18 yrs?
Gender: Male or Female
Do you have any of these conditions: Depression (Pediatric) or Anxiety Disorders (Pediatric) or depressed mood or Sleep Disorders or ANXIETY NEUROSIS or nervous system disorder or Sleep D...?
DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS
Completely resected histologically confirmed adenocarcinoma of the colon
High-risk stage II disease, including one of the following
T4 lesions
Less than 12 sampled lymph nodes
Poorly differentiated histology
Stage III disease, defined as having at least one pathologically confirmed positive lymph node or one pathologically confirmed positive tumour deposit
Synchronous primary colon cancer allowed
Adjuvant chemotherapy treatment for colon cancer with a 5-fluorouracil- based regimen received with an intent to provide a complete course of treatment. While one current standard is 24 weeks of treatment, patients who are pre-planned to receive a shorter duration of chemotherapy, including as part of a research study will also be permitted. The actual treatment received may be less than 24 weeks; participants must have received a minimum of one treatment cycle
Chemotherapy must have been completed (i.e. last dose received) a minimum of 60 days and a maximum of 180 days prior to registration
Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) 5 g/L
Current physical activity levels do not meet the recommended guidelines ( 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity/week) as calculated using the Leisure Time Exercise Questionnaire (LTEQ)
Completion of chest x-ray or CT, and CT, MRI or ultrasound of abdomen within 60 days of registration; these imaging tests must not show evidence of metastatic or locally-recurrent colon cancer
Complete one of the following: (a) at least 2 stages of the submaximal exercise test with an acceptable heart rate and blood pressure response as defined in Appendix XII or (b) the 6 minute walk test with an acceptable heart rate and blood pressure response
No rectal cancer
PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS
ECOG performance status 0-1
Absolute granulocyte count 1,000/mm
Platelet count 100,000/mm
Hemoglobin 100 g/L
Serum creatinine 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
Total bilirubin 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
Alkaline phosphatase < 2.5 times ULN
ALT < 2 times ULN
Not pregnant or planning to become pregnant within the next 3 years
Able (i.e., sufficiently fluent) and willing to effectively communicate with the physical activity consultant affiliated with the originating cancer center
Able (i.e., sufficiently fluent in English or French) and willing to complete the patient-reported outcome questionnaires, social determinants of exercise measurement, health economics, and physical activity questionnaires and logs
Able to complete the baseline exercise test
No significant comorbid conditions precluding participation in a physical activity program as determined by the investigator
Likely to participate in a physical activity program, as assessed by the investigator
No history of other malignancies, except adequately treated nonmelanoma skin cancer, curatively treated in situ cancer of the cervix, other solid tumors, Hodgkin lymphoma, or non-Hodgkin lymphoma curatively treated with no evidence of disease for > 5 years
PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY
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No prior radiotherapy as a component of treatment for primary tumor
No concurrent treatment with additional chemotherapy or radiation
No concurrent treatment with any medications deemed by the investigator as likely to preclude participation in a physical activity program
No concurrent anticancer treatment including chemotherapy, biological, or targeted agents
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