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Diet and Physical Activity Change or Usual Care in Improving Survival in Patients With Previously Treated Stage II, III, or IV Ovarian, Fallopian Tube, or Primary Peritoneal Cancer

Title Can diet and physical activity modulate ovarian, fallopian tube and primary peritoneal cancer progression-free survival?
Therapeutic Area Ovarian Cancer
Principal Investigator Young Kim, MD
Min Age 18 Years
Gender Female
Contact Amy Quinkert
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The purpose of this study is to find out if a change in diet and exercise in women with ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer has an effect on the length of time someone is cancer free following initial treatment. Some studies suggest diet and exercise may improve survival for cancer patients, but no studies have been done to show if changes in diet and exercise can have an effect on cancer returning in women treated for ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer. Other goals include finding out if the changes in diet and exercise will improve your overall quality of life and your ability to be physically active. In addition, you may be asked if researchers can test some of your blood to measure carotenoid levels, which will tell them about the kind of foods you are eating, and examine your genes (DNA).

Study Details

Inclusion Criteria

  • Participants must have had stage II, III, or IV ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer and be in complete remission
  • Participants must have completed all primary chemotherapy at least 6 weeks prior to enrolling and no more than 6 months and 2 weeks
  • Patients must be willing to give their telephone contact information and be contacted periodically by life coaches from The University Arizona Cancer Center

Exclusion Criteria

  • Participants cannot have complicating malignancies or illnesses
  • Participants cannot be enrolled in a weight loss program or taking weight loss drugs or have had a weight loss surgery
  • Participants cannot be vegan vegetarians

Study Requirements

Participants will answer several questionnaires about their quality of life and their food and activity habits at the baseline visit, at 6 months after enrollment, at 12 months after enrollment, and at 2 years after enrollment. Participants will be contacted periodically by a life coach from The Unviersity of Arizona Cancer Center.