Lifestyle intervention in ovarian cancer enhanced survival (LIVES) study (NRG/GOG0225): Recruitment, retention and baseline characteristics of a randomized trial of diet and physical activity in ovarian cancer survivors

Cynthia A. Thomson, Tracy E. Crane, Austin Miller, Michael A. Gold, Matthew Powell, Kristin Bixel, Linda Van Le, Paul DiSilvestro, Elena Ratner, Shashikant Lele, Saketh Guntupalli, Warner Huh, Sharon E. Robertson, Susan Modesitt, A. Catherine Casey, Karen Basen-Engquist, Meghan Skiba, Joan Walker, Lisa Kachnic, David S. Alberts

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Abstract

Objective: The Lifestyle Intervention for oVarian cancer Enhanced Survival (LIVES) is a national study of a combined diet and physical activity intervention for stage II-IV ovarian cancer survival, an under-represented cancer in lifestyle behavioral intervention research. Here, we present the data on recruitment, retention, and baseline demographic, clinical and lifestyle behavior characteristics of the LIVES study participants. Methods: The LIVES study (NRG Oncology/GOG 0225) is a Phase III diet plus physical activity intervention trial testing the hypothesis that ovarian cancer survivors in the lifestyle intervention will demonstrate better progression-free survival than those in the control condition. Study interventions were delivered via centralized telephone-based health coaching. Baseline descriptive statistics were computed for demographic, clinical, and lifestyle behavior characteristics. Results: The LIVES study exceeded its recruitment goals, enrolling 1205 ovarian cancer survivors from 195 NRG/NCORP-affiliated oncology practices across 49 states from 2012 to 2018. The mean age of enrollees was 59.6 years; the majority (69.4%) with stage III disease; 89% White, 5.5% Hispanic; 64% overweight/obese. Baseline self-reported diet showed a mean daily intake of 6.6 servings of fruit and vegetables, 62.7 fat grams, and 21.7 g of fiber. Physical activity averaged 13.0 MET-hours/week of moderate to vigorous physical activity; 50.9 h/week of sedentary time. Retention rates exceeded 88%. Conclusion: The LIVES study demonstrates efficiency in recruiting and retaining ovarian cancer survivors in a 24-month study of diet and physical activity intervention with a primary endpoint of progression free survival that will be reported. Trial registration: ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00719303.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-18
Number of pages8
JournalGynecologic oncology
Volume170
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2023

Keywords

  • Cancer survivorship
  • Diet
  • Exercise
  • Fat
  • Fiber
  • Fruit
  • Lifestyle
  • Nutrition
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Physical activity
  • Progression-free survival
  • Steps
  • Vegetables

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