The Men’s Eating and Living (MEAL) Study, Diet Intervention in Men on Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer - Interview with J. Kellogg Parsons

(Length of Conversation: 22 mins)

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J. Kellogg Parsons MD, talks with Alicia Morgans prior to his presentation of The Men’s Eating and Living (MEAL) Study (CALGB 70807 [Alliance]): A Randomized Clinical Trial of a Diet Intervention in Men on Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer at the  113th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA).  A much anticipated presentation of work assessing the feasibility of implementing a diet-based intervention in men with prostate cancer.

In this phase III trial, men were randomized 1:1 to a telephone-based, validated diet counseling intervention promoting vegetable intake or to a control condition for two years. Parsons highlights that this trial is the first successful, sustainable behavior intervention in prostate cancer, despite no significant effect on two-year clinical progression among men on active surveillance for prostate cancer. Several other take home messages discussed include large-scale diet change in prostate cancer, the effect on shorter-term clinical progression and longer-term effects.


Biographies:
J. Kellogg Parsons, MD, Urologist, and Professor of Urology, UC San Diego, Moores Cancer Center, La Jolla, CA

Alicia Morgans, MD, MPH


Read More: J. Kelly Parsons 2018 AUA Presentation: The Men’s Eating and Living (MEAL) Study (CALGB 70807 [Alliance]): A Randomized Clinical Trial of a Diet Intervention in Men on Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer