Attention all ovarian cancer survivors.
Here is a clinical trial that I recommend you participate in. It is through clinical trials that we learn more about our disease, ways to possibly prevent it , reduce our risk for it or treat it.
Lifestyle for oVarian Cancer Enhanced Survival also called the LIvES Study is supported by the National Cancer Institute and the Gynecologic Oncology Group and is a multi-center study. This phase III trial will recruit 1070 ovarian cancer survivors . The primary objective is:
" To determine if patients who are disease-free after successfully completing primary and potential consolidation/maintenance therapy for stage II, III, or IV ovarian epithelial, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer and who are randomized to a healthy lifestyle intervention, will have significantly increased progression-free survival when compared with similar patients who are randomized to usual care."The study will also assess nutrients in the participants blood.
The study is open to:
Ovarian , fallopian and primary peritoneal cancer survivors stages II-IV
Women who have completed treatment within the last 6 weeks to 4 months for initial diagnosis of the disease
Women with no evidence of persistent or recurrent disease
Women with no history of another chronic illness
Women willing to fill out questionnaires and be contacted to answer questions by phone
Be assigned to either the control or intervention group
Be asked to modify your diet and physical activity if assigned to the intervention group
Be asked to fill out a daily Lifestyle Journal if assigned to the intervention group
Participate for 24 months
Fill out a questionnaire 4 times, provide blood 4 times and wear a pedometer
Be available for telephone coaching 22- 33 times over the 2 year time period
Click here for complete information on the NCI site.
At the ASCO annual meeting I attended this year I heard a talk about a similar study for breast cancer patients and am happy to see a study being run for ovarian cancer. If I qualified (I don't because I had a recurrence and out of treatment for too long) I would definitely like to participate.
Please check the site and see if you are eligible.
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