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Table 1 Subject Eligibility Criteria

From: The lung cancer exercise training study: a randomized trial of aerobic training, resistance training, or both in postsurgical lung cancer patients: rationale and design

Inclusion Criteria  
   At least 21 years old.  
   An interval of at least 6 months following surgical resection. VO2peak has been shown to (spontaneously) recover, to a limited degree, immediately following (~3 months) and stabilize at ~6 months post pulmonary resection. Thus, to accurately determine the effects of exercise training on VO2peak in this setting, we felt it was critically important to initiate study procedures (i.e., recruit and randomize patients) once changes in VO2peak have stabilized to minimize the effects of natural postsurgical recovery on improvements in VO2peak,
   An interval of no longer than 36 months post-resection  
   Karnofsky performance status of at least 70% at study entry  
   Estimated life expectancy of ≥6 months  
   Ability to read and understand English  
   Primary attending oncologist approval  
   Sedentary Patients not performing regular exercise. Regular exercise is defined as ≥5 days a week, ≥30 minutes each session, at a moderate or vigorous intensity for the past month).
   Willingness to be randomized  
   Signed informed consent prior to initiation of study-related procedures  
   Reside within driving distance of DUMC, as necessitated by the clinic-based assessments and supervised exercise training interventions  
Exclusion Criteria  
   Presence of a concurrent, actively treated other malignancy or history of other malignancy treated within the past 3 years (other than non-melanoma skin cancer)  
   Presence of metastatic disease  
   Scheduled to receive any form of adjuvant cancer therapy  
   Contraindications to maximal exercise testing as recommended by the American Thoracic Society and exercise testing guidelines for cancer patients