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Exercise for Patients With Renal Cell Cancer Receiving Sunitinib

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00869011
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified December 2009 by Charite University, Berlin, Germany.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : March 25, 2009
Last Update Posted : December 23, 2009
Information provided by:
Charite University, Berlin, Germany

Brief Summary:
In this randomized, controlled trial the investigators evaluate the effects of an exercise program lasting for 12 weeks on the physical performance, the cardiovascular function (24h blood pressure, rest blood pressure and hear function) and the fatigue and mood of patients with renal cell carcinoma undergoing a therapy with Sunitinib.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Renal Cell Carcinoma Other: Endurance exercise Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 70 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Effects of Physical Activity on the Endothelial and Cardiac Function of Patients With Renal Cell Carcinoma Receiving a Thyrosine Kinase Inhibitor (Sunitinib)
Study Start Date : December 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 2011

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
Other: Endurance exercise
Endurance exercise, 3 times weekly for 35-45 minutes, 12 weeks.

No Intervention: 2
No structured exercise program

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Fatigue [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. VO2max [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  2. Systolic and diastolic blood pressure (24 h) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  3. Depression score [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 to 75 years
  • Understanding of written German
  • Treatment with Sunitinib
  • Ability to walk

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Cardiovascular, pulmonary or osteoarticular disease which can be aggravated by exercise
  • BMI < 18 or > 30

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00869011

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Contact: Fernando C. Dimeo, MD +493084452098

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Section Sports Medicine, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Hindenburgdamm 30 Recruiting
Berlin, Germany, 12200
Contact: Fernando C. Dimeo, MD    +493084452098   
Principal Investigator: Fernando C. Dimeo, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Charite University, Berlin, Germany

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Responsible Party: PD Dr. Fernando C. Dimeo, Dept. of Sports Medicine, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin Identifier: NCT00869011    
Other Study ID Numbers: SUIR8687
First Posted: March 25, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 23, 2009
Last Verified: December 2009
Keywords provided by Charite University, Berlin, Germany:
renal cell carcinoma
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Carcinoma, Renal Cell
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Kidney Neoplasms
Urologic Neoplasms
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Growth Inhibitors
Protein Kinase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action