Open Access Study protocol

A randomized controlled trial on the effectiveness of strength training on clinical and muscle cellular outcomes in patients with prostate cancer during androgen deprivation therapy: rationale and design

Lene Thorsen1*, Tormod S Nilsen2, Truls Raastad2, Kerry S Courneya3, Eva Skovlund45 and Sophie D Fosså1

Author Affiliations

1 Department of oncology, Oslo university hospital, Oslo, Norway

2 Department of Physical Performance, Norwegian School of Sports Sciences, Norway

3 Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

4 School of Pharmacy, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

5 Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norway

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BMC Cancer 2012, 12:123  doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-123

Published: 29 March 2012

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An image of a satellite cell and basal lamina staining on a cross section from a muscle biopsy.

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Inclusion and exclusion criteria.

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Outcomes, specific variables and assessments.

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Descriptions of assessments.

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