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Yoga to Enhance Cancer Survivorship, LYNC Study

Trial Status: Active

This study investigates online delivery of yoga classes in enhancing cancer survivorship in young adult cancer survivors. Psychosocial and physical health (e.g., depression, anxiety, sleep disturbance, fatigue) are significantly poorer among young adult cancer survivors (age 20-39) than young adults without cancer and cancer survivors age >= 40. Yoga may improve important cancer-related outcomes, such as decreasing sleep disturbances and fatigue, improving quality of life, and reducing emotional distress in cancer survivors. Participating in yoga sessions may help improve psychosocial or physical functioning in young adult cancer survivors.

Inclusion Criteria

  • History of cancer diagnosed at age >= 18
  • >= 2 months post-treatment for cancer
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status 0-2 * 0=fully active, able to carry on all pre-disease performance without restriction * 1=restricted in physically strenuous activity but ambulatory and able to carry out work of a light or sedentary nature (e.g., light house work, office work) * 2= ambulatory and capable of all self-care but unable to carry out any work activities; up and about more than 50% of waking hours
  • Access to internet-connected device with camera and capacity for full-screen display (e.g., laptop or desktop computer; tablet or smartphone with AirPlay to full-size monitor)
  • Living in United States (US)

Exclusion Criteria

  • Regular use of yoga (i.e., once or more per week) since cancer diagnosis/treatment
  • Unable to complete forms and yoga classes in English
  • Adults who are cognitively impaired, pregnant, imprisoned or otherwise detained


Northwestern University
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Elizabeth Addington
Phone: 312-503-3808


I. To conduct a single-arm pilot test of online yoga classes for young adult cancer survivors (YACS).


I. Examine preliminary efficacy outcomes related to potential improvements in psychosocial and physical wellbeing.


Patients participate in yoga sessions via video conferencing over 75 minutes once per week for 8 weeks.

Trial Phase Phase NA

Trial Type Supportive care

Lead Organization
Northwestern University

Principal Investigator
Elizabeth Addington

  • Primary ID NU 19CC08
  • Secondary IDs NCI-2020-08494, STU00209987
  • ID NCT04301050