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Yoga Intervention for the Improvement of Cancer-Related Stress in Cancer Survivors

Trial Status: Active

This clinical trial develops and test a yoga intervention in improving cancer-related stress in cancer survivors. The online hatha yoga intervention of breathing and movement incorporates both restorative poses, breathing techniques, guided meditation and may reduce stress levels and improve overall quality of health in cancer survivors.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Age >= 18 years of age
  • Have been diagnosed with a cancer and have finished treatment
  • Have been cleared for physical activity by a physician or nurse practitioner (physician or nurse practitioner name and date clearance received)
  • Participant must understand the investigational nature of this study and sign an Independent Ethics Committee/Institutional Review Board approved written informed consent form prior to receiving any study related procedure

Exclusion Criteria

  • Unwilling or unable to complete the assessment in English
  • Are pregnant or nursing
  • Are unwilling or unable to follow protocol requirements
  • Have skeletal instabilities and/or cardio-pulmonary comorbidities
  • Have any condition which in the investigator’s opinion deems the subject an unsuitable candidate to participate in this study

New York

Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Kathryn Glaser
Phone: 716-845-7637


I. To develop and test the feasibility of a standardized 12-week online hatha yoga intervention (n=30) of breathing and movement incorporating both restorative poses, breathing techniques, guided meditation.


I. To evaluate the yoga intervention in relation to self-reported levels of stress and quality of life in cancer survivors (n=30).

II. Feasibility of collecting blood and saliva at baseline and post-intervention for stress biomarkers, including cortisol and norepinephrine.


I. To determine how behavior change, quality of life (QoL), and biomarkers of adrenergic stress, inflammation, and immunosuppression are affected by a 12-week online yoga program completed by cancer survivors.


Patients receive online yoga intervention once a week (QW) for 12 weeks.

After completion of study, patients are followed up at 3 months.

Trial Phase Phase NA

Trial Type Supportive care

Lead Organization
Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Principal Investigator
Kathryn Glaser

  • Primary ID I 891720
  • Secondary IDs NCI-2021-00698
  • ID NCT04754529