CANBenefit II

About the project

Title: CANcer BEhavioural Nutrition and Exercise FeasibilIty Trial (CanBenefit II) 
Yorkshire Cancer Research
Time frame: September 2021 to June 2023
Contact for more details: Dr Cindy Forbes and Dr Flavia Swan

People with lung cancer are often over 65 and have a higher symptom burden compared to other common cancers, impacting quality of life and treatment maintenance. Physical activity and nutrition positively impact quality of life and may reduce treatment-related side effects. However, older adults are often not included in studies.

The purpose of this project is to examine the feasibility and acceptability of a tailored wellbeing (nutrition and activity) program for older adults with lung cancer beginning a new line of systemic anti-cancer therapy.

The study was able to successfully recruit 11 participants (8 in Hull and 3 in York) in total and recruitment closed 28th February 2023. Data collection is ongoing and due to complete in August 2023. Data analysis and preparation of the study results is planned for later in 2023.

Completed projects: CANBENEFIT I