Lung Cancer Exercise Training Study: A Randomized Trial of Aerobic Training, Resistance Training, or Both in Postsurgical Lung Cancer Patients
Patients who've had surgery for lung cancer experience a reduced exercise capacity which can adversely affect their recovery. Aerobic exercise increases exercise capacity. The purpose of this study is to see how different types of supervised exercise training affect people who've had surgery for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
Participants will be randomly assigned to one of four groups:
- Aerobic exercise training on a stationary bicycle for 30-60 minutes three times a week for 16 weeks.
- Strength training using weight machines for 30-60 minutes three times a week for 16 weeks.
- Both aerobic exercise on a stationary bicycle and strength training using weight machines for 30-60 minutes per session three times a week for 16 weeks.
- Progressive stretching for 30-60 minutes three times a week for 16 weeks.
Researchers will compare the results of stress tests, echocardiograms, other measures of heart and lung function, and blood and urine tests at the beginning and the end of the study.
To be eligible for this study, patients must meet several criteria, including but not limited to the following:
- Participants must have completed definitive treatment for NSCLC (surgery and/or chemotherapy or radiation therapy) at least one year before entering the study, but no more than 10 years prior.
- Participants must be considered sedentary and be age 21 or older.
For more information about this study and to inquire about eligibility, contact Dr. Lee Jones at 646-888-8102.