The purpose of this study is to test how a weight management program affects substances in the blood called biomarkers that can show the presence or severity of cancer, compared to a standardized diet and exercise educational flyer.



Eligible Ages
Over 50 Years
Eligible Genders
Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion Criteria

  • Men newly diagnosed with PCa who are scheduled for radical prostatectomy (RP) (T1 or T2)
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) 25-45 kg/m2
  • Has internet access

Exclusion Criteria

  • History of 5 alpha reductase inhibitors prior 3 months
  • History of radiation therapy for cancer treatment
  • Taking active cancer treatment
  • Undergoing salvage therapy
  • Castration-resistant PCa
  • Evidence of metastasis
  • Evidence of biochemical recurrence
  • High risk medical condition (e.g. kidney disease, uncontrolled diabetes, etc.)

Study Design

Study Type
Intervention Model
Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose
Basic Science
None (Open Label)

Arm Groups

ArmDescriptionAssigned Intervention
Weight Loss and Weight Maintenance
Participants will take part in a weight loss program for at least 4 weeks (and up to 16 weeks) before their prostatectomy, and a weight maintenance program for 6 months after their surgery.
  • Behavioral: Weight Loss Program
    Program involves one-on-one coaching, diet meal plan, and physical activity plan.
  • Behavioral: Weight Maintenance Program
    Post-surgery program involves group support sessions, phone check-ins, and diet and exercise monitoring.
Active Comparator
Participants will receive a standardized educational flyer about a healthy diet and exercise.
  • Behavioral: Standardized educational flyer
    The American Institute for Cancer Research handout "Nutrition and the Cancer Survivor" will be provided to participants.

More Details

Active, not recruiting
University of Kansas Medical Center

Study Contact


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