Be a HERO – Join Our Prostate Cancer Study

Help Us Help Men with Prostate Cancer

Tell Me About This Study

Project HERO is the Health Empowerment and Recovery Outcomes research study. We are trying to learn how treating body and mind may affect how men with prostate cancer recover and thrive.
Our study may suggest ways to improve clinical care and the healing process of prostate cancer fighters and survivors.

How Can I Join?

We need volunteers like YOU! This study is open to men of all physical ability levels.

You may qualify if you:

  • Have ever been diagnosed with prostate cancer
  • Are age 55 or older

Taking part in Project HERO can help men with prostate cancer in the future. It might also help you now. Call 505-272-6557 or e-mail us at to join today.

If I Join, What Do I Have To Do?

The first step is to complete a screening interview. Men who qualify will be asked to come into our clinic to:

  • Complete a brief physical exam
  • Provide blood and stool samples
  • Answer health questions

You will be randomly assigned to one of three groups.

One group will simply continue with their regular care. The other two groups will participate in classes that focus on body training or body-mind training.

  • These two groups will meet twice per week for 12 weeks. Each person in these groups is allowed to bring an adult companion with them.
  • You will be given tips on how to practice this training at home.

No matter which group you are assigned to, you will be asked to complete some follow-up assessments over 12 months.

Richard Lauer photoFeeling stronger after cancer takes time. Cancer patients today benefit from the knowledge gained by research, and future prostate cancer patients will benefit from what we learn from this study.

Richard Lauer, MD, FACP
Deputy CEO and Chief Medical Officer
UNM Cancer Center

Why Should I Participate?

Volunteers like YOU are vital to the success of this project! Help us help men with prostate cancer.

Will You Protect My Privacy?

Yes! Your personal and health information will not be shared with anyone outside this project. Your information will be protected according to federal laws. Participating in this project, or your decision not to participate, will have no effect on your medical care.

Anita Kinney photoResearch like this is crucial to find new ways to improve the health of prostate cancer fighters and survivors.

Anita Kinney, PhD, RN
HERO Principal
Investigator UNM Cancer Center

How Can I Learn More?

If you would like to join or have questions, please call 505-272-6557 to have all your questions answered.