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Registration number
NCT00819208
Ethics application status
Date submitted
7/01/2009
Date registered
8/01/2009
Date last updated
6/04/2020

Titles & IDs
Public title
Health Education Materials With/Out a Physical Activity Program for Patients Who Have Undergone Treatment for High-Risk Stage II or Stage III Colon Cancer
Scientific title
A Phase III Study of the Impact of a Physical Activity Program on Disease-Free Survival in Patients With High-Risk Stage II or Stage III Colon Cancer: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Secondary ID [1] 0 0
CAN-NCIC-CO21
Secondary ID [2] 0 0
CO21
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
CHALLENGE
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Anxiety Disorder 0 0
Cognitive/Functional Effects 0 0
Colorectal Cancer 0 0
Depression 0 0
Fatigue 0 0
Psychosocial Effects of Cancer and Its Treatment 0 0
Sleep Disorders 0 0
Excercise 0 0
Condition category
Condition code
Cancer 0 0 0 0
Bowel - Back passage (rectum) or large bowel (colon)
Neurological 0 0 0 0
Other neurological disorders
Mental Health 0 0 0 0
Other mental health disorders
Mental Health 0 0 0 0
Depression
Mental Health 0 0 0 0
Anxiety

Intervention/exposure
Study type
Interventional
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Behaviour - exercise intervention
Other interventions - counseling intervention
Other interventions - educational intervention
Other interventions - laboratory biomarker analysis
Other interventions - questionnaire administration
Other interventions - study of socioeconomic and demographic variables
Treatment: Surgery - fatigue assessment and management
Treatment: Surgery - quality-of-life assessment
Other interventions - Educational Intervention
Other interventions - Fitness testing

Active Comparator: Physical Activity Program + General Health Education Materials - Intervention Arm

Active Comparator: General Health Education Materials - Control Arm


Behaviour: exercise intervention
3 phases Phase 1: Intensive intervention for 6 months Phase 2: Reduced intervention for months 6-12 Phase 3: Minimal intervention for months 12-36

Other interventions: counseling intervention
Achieving an increase in PA from baseline of = 10 MET hours/week will require a significant amount of behavioural support. The intervention will comprise a 36-month individualized PA and behavioural support program with a PAC. This will include a personalized PA prescription which takes into account the baseline fitness test results, PA history, performance status and patient's personal PA preferences and any barriers to activity. Most patients are likely to choose a walking program however any PA of at least moderate intensity level is acceptable.

Other interventions: educational intervention
Once at the beginning of the program

Other interventions: laboratory biomarker analysis
Every 12 months

Other interventions: questionnaire administration
Every 6 months

Other interventions: study of socioeconomic and demographic variables
Every 6 months

Treatment: Surgery: fatigue assessment and management
Every 6 months

Treatment: Surgery: quality-of-life assessment
Every 6 months

Other interventions: Educational Intervention
For Arm 2 just once at beginning of program.

Other interventions: Fitness testing
Objective fitness testing for both arms

Intervention code [1] 0 0
Behaviour
Intervention code [2] 0 0
Other interventions
Intervention code [3] 0 0
Treatment: Surgery
Comparator / control treatment
Control group

Outcomes
Primary outcome [1] 0 0
Disease-free survival
Timepoint [1] 0 0
10 years
Secondary outcome [1] 0 0
Overall survival
Timepoint [1] 0 0
10 years
Secondary outcome [2] 0 0
Patient-reported outcomes, including quality of life, using SF-36, FACIT-F, PSQI, and HADS questionnaires
Timepoint [2] 0 0
5 years
Secondary outcome [3] 0 0
Objective markers of physical fitness (i.e., body mass index, hip and waist circumference, cardiovascular fitness, and physical function)
Timepoint [3] 0 0
3 years
Secondary outcome [4] 0 0
Physical activity behavior as assessed by TPAQ
Timepoint [4] 0 0
5 years
Secondary outcome [5] 0 0
Safety profile according to NCI CTCAE version 3.0
Timepoint [5] 0 0
10 years
Secondary outcome [6] 0 0
Correlative biological markers including biochemical and molecular markers associated with insulin-related growth factor and cytokines associated with the mechanisms of fatigue
Timepoint [6] 0 0
3 years
Secondary outcome [7] 0 0
Economic evaluations including cost-effective analysis and cost utility analysis
Timepoint [7] 0 0
5 years
Secondary outcome [8] 0 0
Predictors of physical activity adherence as assessed by Social Cognitive Determinants of Exercise questionnaire
Timepoint [8] 0 0
3 years

Eligibility
Key inclusion criteria
DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

- Completely resected histologically confirmed adenocarcinoma of the colon

- High-risk stage II disease, including one of the following:

- T4 lesions

- Less than 12 sampled lymph nodes

- Poorly differentiated histology

- Stage III disease, defined as having at least one pathologically confirmed
positive lymph node or one pathologically confirmed positive tumour deposit.

- Synchronous primary colon cancer allowed

- Adjuvant chemotherapy treatment for colon cancer with a 5-fluorouracil- based regimen
received with an intent to provide a complete course of treatment. While one current
standard is 24 weeks of treatment, patients who are pre-planned to receive a shorter
duration of chemotherapy, including as part of a research study will also be
permitted. The actual treatment received may be less than 24 weeks; participants must
have received a minimum of one treatment cycle.

- Chemotherapy must have been completed (i.e. last dose received) a minimum of 60 days
and a maximum of 180 days prior to registration.

- Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) = 5 µg/L

- Current physical activity levels do not meet the recommended guidelines (= 150 minutes
of moderate-to-vigorous or = 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity/week) as
calculated using the Leisure Time Exercise Questionnaire (LTEQ)

- Completion of chest x-ray or CT, and CT, MRI or ultrasound of abdomen within 60 days
of registration; these imaging tests must not show evidence of metastatic or
locally-recurrent colon cancer.

- No rectal cancer

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

- ECOG performance status 0-1

- Absolute granulocyte count = 1,000/mm³

- Platelet count = 100,000/mm³

- Hemoglobin = 100 g/L

- Serum creatinine = 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)

- Total bilirubin = 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)

- Alkaline phosphatase < 2.5 times ULN

- ALT < 2 times ULN

- Not pregnant or planning to become pregnant within the next 3 years

- Able (i.e., sufficiently fluent) and willing to effectively communicate with the
physical activity consultant affiliated with the originating cancer center

- Able (i.e., sufficiently fluent in English or French) and willing to complete the
patient-reported outcome questionnaires, social determinants of exercise measurement,
health economics, and physical activity questionnaires and logs

- Able to complete the baseline exercise test

- No significant comorbid conditions precluding participation in a physical activity
program as determined by the investigator

- Likely to participate in a physical activity program, as assessed by the investigator

- No history of other malignancies, except adequately treated nonmelanoma skin cancer,
curatively treated in situ cancer of the cervix, other solid tumors, Hodgkin lymphoma,
or non-Hodgkin lymphoma curatively treated with no evidence of disease for > 5 years

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

- See Disease Characteristics

- No prior radiotherapy as a component of treatment for primary tumor

- No concurrent treatment with additional chemotherapy or radiation

- No concurrent treatment with any medications deemed by the investigator as likely to
preclude participation in a physical activity program

- No concurrent anticancer treatment including chemotherapy, biological, or targeted
agents
Minimum age
18 Years
Maximum age
No limit
Gender
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
No
Key exclusion criteria

Study design
Purpose of the study
Other
Allocation to intervention
Randomised controlled trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Masking / blinding
Open (masking not used)
Who is / are masked / blinded?



Intervention assignment
Parallel
Other design features
Phase
Not Applicable
Type of endpoint(s)
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment
Recruitment status
Recruiting
Data analysis
Reason for early stopping/withdrawal
Other reasons
Date of first participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last data collection
Anticipated
Actual
Sample size
Target
Accrual to date
Final
Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)
NSW,QLD,SA,VIC,WA
Recruitment hospital [1] 0 0
Armidale Hospital - Armidale
Recruitment hospital [2] 0 0
Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital - Bankstown
Recruitment hospital [3] 0 0
Southern Highlands Cancer Centre - Bowral
Recruitment hospital [4] 0 0
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital - Camperdown
Recruitment hospital [5] 0 0
North Coast Cancer Institute Coffs Harbour - Coffs Harbour
Recruitment hospital [6] 0 0
Concord Repatriation General Hospital - Concord
Recruitment hospital [7] 0 0
Liverpool Hospital - Liverpool
Recruitment hospital [8] 0 0
Newcastle Private Hospital - Newcastle
Recruitment hospital [9] 0 0
North Coast Cancer Institute - Port Macquarie - Port Macquarie
Recruitment hospital [10] 0 0
Prince of Wales Hospital - Randwick
Recruitment hospital [11] 0 0
Royal North Shore Hospital - St Leonards
Recruitment hospital [12] 0 0
Tamworth Hospital - Tamworth
Recruitment hospital [13] 0 0
Riverina Cancer Care Centre - Wagga Wagga
Recruitment hospital [14] 0 0
Sydney Adventist Hospital - Wahroonga
Recruitment hospital [15] 0 0
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital - Herston
Recruitment hospital [16] 0 0
Princess Alexandra - Woolloongabba
Recruitment hospital [17] 0 0
Royal Adelaide Hospital - Adelaide
Recruitment hospital [18] 0 0
Flinders Medical Centre - Bedford Park
Recruitment hospital [19] 0 0
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital - Woodville
Recruitment hospital [20] 0 0
Ballarat Health Services - Ballarat
Recruitment hospital [21] 0 0
St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne - Fitzroy
Recruitment hospital [22] 0 0
Royal Perth Hospital - Perth
Recruitment hospital [23] 0 0
Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centre - Campbelltown Hospital - Campbelltown
Recruitment postcode(s) [1] 0 0
2350 - Armidale
Recruitment postcode(s) [2] 0 0
2200 - Bankstown
Recruitment postcode(s) [3] 0 0
2576 - Bowral
Recruitment postcode(s) [4] 0 0
2050 - Camperdown
Recruitment postcode(s) [5] 0 0
2450 - Coffs Harbour
Recruitment postcode(s) [6] 0 0
2139 - Concord
Recruitment postcode(s) [7] 0 0
2170 - Liverpool
Recruitment postcode(s) [8] 0 0
2305 - Newcastle
Recruitment postcode(s) [9] 0 0
2444 - Port Macquarie
Recruitment postcode(s) [10] 0 0
2031 - Randwick
Recruitment postcode(s) [11] 0 0
2065 - St Leonards
Recruitment postcode(s) [12] 0 0
2340 - Tamworth
Recruitment postcode(s) [13] 0 0
2650 - Wagga Wagga
Recruitment postcode(s) [14] 0 0
2076 - Wahroonga
Recruitment postcode(s) [15] 0 0
4029 - Herston
Recruitment postcode(s) [16] 0 0
4102 - Woolloongabba
Recruitment postcode(s) [17] 0 0
5000 - Adelaide
Recruitment postcode(s) [18] 0 0
5042 - Bedford Park
Recruitment postcode(s) [19] 0 0
5011 - Woodville
Recruitment postcode(s) [20] 0 0
3353 - Ballarat
Recruitment postcode(s) [21] 0 0
3065 - Fitzroy
Recruitment postcode(s) [22] 0 0
6000 - Perth
Recruitment postcode(s) [23] 0 0
2560 - Campbelltown
Recruitment outside Australia
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United States of America
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Michigan
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United States of America
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New Hampshire
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United States of America
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North Carolina
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Canada
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Alberta
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Canada
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British Columbia
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Canada
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Manitoba
Country [7] 0 0
Canada
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New Brunswick
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Canada
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Ontario
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Canada
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Quebec
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Canada
State/province [10] 0 0
Saskatchewan
Country [11] 0 0
France
State/province [11] 0 0
Montpellier 34298
Country [12] 0 0
Korea, Republic of
State/province [12] 0 0
Seoul
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United Kingdom
State/province [13] 0 0
Co. Antrim

Funding & Sponsors
Primary sponsor type
Other
Name
Canadian Cancer Trials Group
Address
Country
Other collaborator category [1] 0 0
Other
Name [1] 0 0
Survivorship Research Group
Address [1] 0 0
Country [1] 0 0
Other collaborator category [2] 0 0
Other
Name [2] 0 0
Queen's University, Belfast
Address [2] 0 0
Country [2] 0 0

Ethics approval
Ethics application status

Summary
Brief summary
RATIONALE: Participating in a physical activity program designed to increase free time
physical activity and receiving written health education materials may influence the chance
of cancer recurring as well as impact on physical fitness, psychological well-being and the
quality of life of patients who have undergone surgery and chemotherapy for colon cancer. It
is not yet known whether giving a physical activity program together with health education
materials is more effective than giving health education materials alone for patients who
have undergone colon cancer treatment.

PURPOSE: This randomized phase III trial is studying a physical activity program given
together with health education materials to see how well it works compared with giving health
education materials alone for patients who have undergone treatment for high-risk stage II or
stage III colon cancer.
Trial website
https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00819208
Trial related presentations / publications
Courneya KS, Booth CM, Gill S, O'Brien P, Vardy J, Friedenreich CM, Au HJ, Brundage MD, Tu D, Dhillon H, Meyer RM. The Colon Health and Life-Long Exercise Change trial: a randomized trial of the National Cancer Institute of Canada Clinical Trials Group. Curr Oncol. 2008 Dec;15(6):279-85.
Vallance J, Lesniak SL, Belanger LJ, Courneya KS. Development and assessment of a physical activity guidebook for the Colon Health and Life-Long Exercise Change (CHALLENGE) trial (NCIC CO.21). J Phys Act Health. 2010 Nov;7(6):794-801.
Public notes

Contacts
Principal investigator
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Kerry Courneya, PhD
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University of Alberta
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Phone 0 0
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Email 0 0
Contact person for public queries
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Chris O'Callaghan
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Phone 0 0
613-533-6430
Fax 0 0
Email 0 0
cocallaghan@ctg.queensu.ca
Contact person for scientific queries

Summary results
For IPD and results data, please see https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00819208