A Study to Compare Mobile Health and Social Media Physical Activity Intervention Among Adolescent and Young Adult Childhood Cancer Survivors


About this study

The purpose of this study is to compare a mobile health and social media physical activity intervention versus wearing a physical activity tracker among adolescent and young adult childhood cancer survivors. Regular physical activity helps maintain healthy weight, energy levels, and health. Adolescents and young adults who complete treatment for cancer are often less active. They may gain weight and have more health problems compared to people the same age who have not had treatment for cancer. Comparing the 2 programs will help researchers learn how to increase physical activity levels over time and also how changes in physical activity levels affect health and quality of life over time.

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:

  • First diagnosis of malignant neoplasm (International Classification of Diseases for Oncology [ICD-O] behavior code of "3") in first and continuous remission at the time of enrollment.
  • Curative cancer treatment must have included chemotherapy and/or radiation.
    • Note: Childrens Oncology Group (COG) therapeutic trial participation is not required.
  • All cancer treatment must have been completed within 3-36 calendar months prior to enrollment .
  • Patients must have a life expectancy of > 1 year.
  • Self-report of < 420 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity per week as assessed via the study-specific Physical Activity Worksheet.
    • Note: COG Study Web Page for the Godin-Shephard Leisure Time Physical Activity Questionnaire or link to online calculator.
  • Ambulatory and no known medical contraindications to increasing physical activity.
  • No known significant physical or cognitive impairment that would prevent use of the electronic devices used for the protocol intervention (e.g., Fitbit, smartphone, tablet, or computer).
  • Able to read and write English -All patients and/or their parents or legal guardians must sign a written informed consent.
    • Note: Informed consent may be obtained electronically/online if allowed by local site policy and Institutional Review Board (IRB)/Research Ethics Board (REB) of record.
  • All institutional, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and National Cancer Institute (NCI) requirements for human studies must be met.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Post-menarchal female patients who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant in the next year are excluded.
    • Note: Pregnancy status can be established by clinical history with patient.
  • Post-menarchal female patients are eligible as long as they agree to use an effective contraceptive method (including abstinence) during study participation.
  • Patients with previous hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT).

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

Wendy Allen-Rhoades, M.D., Ph.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Cancer Center Clinical Trials Referral Office


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