Impact of Healthful Living

Can diet and physical activity impact ovarian, fallopian tube, and primary peritoneal cancer progression-free survival?


Can your quality of life and your cancer remission be improved through a change in diet and exercise? The Women’s Cancer Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is working with the Gynecologic Oncology Group and Arizona Cancer Center at the University of Arizona to determine if diet and exercise can improve quality of life and survival compared to usual care in ovarian cancer survivors.

  • Random assignment to lifestyle interventions group or usual care group

  • Complete questionnaires four times during the study

  • Wear a study provided pedometer

  • Provide a blood specimen a total of four times over a 24 month period (optional)

  • Be available for telephone coaching a minimum of 22 times and a maximum of 33 times over the two year period

  • Women assigned to the lifestyle group will be asked to modify their diet and their physical ability

  • History of stage II-IV ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer

  • Completed initial chemotherapy treatment within the past 6 weeks to 4 months and currently on no chemotherapy or maintenance therapy

  • Have no clinical evidence of persistent or recurrent diseases

  • Be willing to complete all study activities