Stacey Kenfield

About Stacey Kenfield

Lifestyle, guidelines, and etools to improve prostate cancer survivorship

Under the mentorship of Dr. Chan and Dr. Stampfer, Dr. Kenfield has evaluated whether diet and lifestyle factors after prostate cancer diagnosis are associated with disease progression in men with localized disease. This proposal is a natural extension of this work and will focus specifically on men with advanced and recurrent prostate cancer and whether diet and lifestyle factors can reduce risk of distant metastasis or prostate cancer-specific mortality. The ultimate goal of this work is to translate these results into cancer survivorship tools for the community. First, Dr. Kenfield will develop a prognostic score for prostate cancer mortality and other outcomes that will incorporate clinical, pathological, and lifestyle variables. The analyses will be performed in two large studies with extensive data available on lifestyle factors: the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study and CaPSURE (Cancer of the Prostate Strategic Urologic Research Endeavor) and the findings could be important in guiding physician counseling of men with prostate cancer. Second, she will examine whether diet and other lifestyle factors may reduce progression in men with advanced or recurrent prostate cancer, which may elucidate strategies for reducing progression of disease. Third, she will build novel web-based cancer survivorship tools and use them in a clinical trial to determine if a web-based intervention program can help men with prostate cancer adopt healthier behaviors associated with reduced prostate cancer mortality. If successful, it could be administered efficiently in a variety of settings and scaled up to reach larger populations of men with prostate cancer.

Award

The 2012 Michael Milken – PCF Young Investigator Award

Stacey Kenfield, ScD

University of California, San Francisco

Mentor:

June Chan, ScD