"Prescribing" Exercise to Cancer Patients at High-Risk for Falls


About this study

Falls are common and catastrophic in cancer patients. Cancer patients are vulnerable to falls due to muscle loss. In prescribing exercise in a data driven manner to cancer patients, our hypothesis is this "prescription" for exercise will eventually be demonstrated to reduce the occurrence of injurious falls.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria: -Any cancer diagnosis, as documented in medical record, other than non-melanoma skin cancer. -No issues such as unstable angina or loss of a limb that would preclude exercise. Exclusion Criteria: -Diagnosis of non-melanoma skin cancer -Unstable angina -Loss of limb, which limits exercise capabilities at the discretion of the Principal Investigators -Pregnant women

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Aminah Jatoi, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Christine Huyber CCRP



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