"I was delighted to take part in a clinical trial as it has the potential to really help others in the future.”
A study looking at setting up physical activity rehabilitation for cancer survivors
This study is looking at setting up a physical activity rehabilitation programme for cancer survivors at the Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley.
We know from research that regular exercise after cancer treatment can help people recover and improve their
The aims of this study are to
- See if people can be encouraged to do regular exercise after treatment
- See if exercise can improve their health, wellbeing and quality of life
- Provide healthcare professionals with information regarding the benefits of exercise to people who have been treated for cancer
Who can enter
You may be able to join this study if you are going to The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, West Midlands and you have
- Breast cancer
- Skin cancer
- Bowel cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Uterine cancer
- Vulval cancer
- Vaginal cancer
You must have also have finished your treatment between 6 and 18 months ago.
You cannot join this study if you are not able to exercise due to a physical illness. Or your doctor thinks that it isn’t suitable for you.
The researchers need 100 people to join the study.
You go to the Action Heart Centre for Exercise and Rehabilitation at Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley, West Midlands, to have your physical fitness assessed. You can choose to do your exercises at home, your local gym or the Action Heart Centre.
If you choose to go the Action Heart Centre you have a 3 month membership and follow a supervised exercise programme. At the beginning and end of the 3 month period the researchers will take a blood sample. They will also ask you to wear a device to measure your physical fitness.
People who choose to do their exercise at home or the gym may also be asked to give a blood sample at the beginning and end of the 3 months.
The trial team will ask you to fill out a questionnaire at the start of the study and then 3 months later. The questionnaire will ask about how you’ve been feeling. This is called a quality of life study.
There are no extra hospital visits if you take part in this study. But you must be prepared to travel to the Action Heart Centre for Exercise and Rehabilitation at Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley, West Midlands for a physical fitness assessment.
As with all exercise you may have some shortness of breath during the exercise and some muscle soreness afterwards. You may also get a bit tired while exercising which should go away shortly afterwards.
How to join a clinical trial
Please note: In order to join a trial you will need to discuss it with your doctor, unless otherwise specified.
Mr Russel Tipson
Macmillan Cancer Support
NIHR Clinical Research Network: Cancer
The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust