Scottsdale, Arizona 85259


This pilot clinical trial studies how well Tai Chi Easy works in treating cancer survivors with peripheral sensory neuropathy. Tai Chi Easy is a simple and repetitive form of exercise that consists of movements with meditation and may improve peripheral neuropathy symptoms among cancer survivors.

Study summary:

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: I. Examine effects of Tai Chi Easy (TCEasy) exercise intervention on peripheral sensory neuropathy of cancer survivors who have chemotherapy compared with an educational control (EC) intervention. OUTLINE: Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 groups. GROUP I (TAI CHI EASY): Patients attend Tai Chi Easy class for 60 minutes once a week for 6 weeks. Patients also receive a DVD and exercise manual of Tai Chi Easy exercises and are encouraged to practice at home for 30 minutes most days per week for 6 weeks. GROUP II (EDUCATIONAL CONTROL): Patients receive readings each week and attend a book club to discuss the readings for 60 minutes once a week for 6 weeks. After completion of study, patients are followed up at 2 months.


Inclusion Criteria: - 1 month - 5 years following completion of cytotoxic chemotherapy treatment for any cancer, and are experiencing neuropathy - Self-report of >= 4 on the Peripheral Neuropathy Question Exclusion Criteria: - Recurrence of cancer or other active cancer - Severe cachexia, dizziness, bone pain, or severe nausea (as judged by the investigator) - Uncontrolled diabetes, untreated hypothyroidism



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Donald Northfelt
Mayo Clinic

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Location Contact:

Scottsdale, Arizona 85259
United States

Clinical Trials Referral Office
Phone: 855-776-0015

Site Status: Recruiting

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Date Processed: November 18, 2017

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