The LIvES study is recruiting 1,200 ovarian cancer survivors nationally to participate in a lifestyle intervention supported by the Gynecologic Oncology Group and the National Cancer Institute. The main study objective is to determine if the lifestyle intervention group experiences improved quality of life and survival in comparison to the usual care group. Additional objectives of this study involve assessment of nutrients in your blood.
The STAR Study is about the prevention of osteoporosis (porous and fragile bones). After the age of 50, one in two women will develop osteoporosis. By comparison, one in four men will go on to develop osteoporosis after the age of 50.
Females between the ages of 9 and 12 will experience rapid changes in growth and development. During this period, both soft tissue (i.e. muscle and fat) and bone are constantly changing as part of physical maturation. Previous studies have suggested that changes in soft tissue may negatively affect bone development in young girls.
The goal of this study is to determine how changes in body composition affect the way bones develop by looking at the role body composition plays in regulating the body’s blood sugar and inflammation, which are both important in bone development.
The ADAPT study is recruiting people who have recently lost their jobs. The purpose of the study is to examine how job loss affects peoples’ daily routines, sleep patterns, activities, and eating habits. Findings from this study will help us to better understand the relationships between stress, sleep, and obesity and to develop new related prevention programs. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute is sponsoring this study.
The Women's Health Initiative (WHI) is a long-term national health study focused on strategies for preventing heart disease, breast and colorectal cancer, and osteoporotic fractures in postmenopausal women. Launched in 1993, the WHI enrolled 161,808 women aged 50-79 into one or more randomized Clinical Trials (CT), testing the health effects of hormone therapy (HT), dietary modification (DM), and/or calcium and Vitamin D supplementation (CaD) or to an Observational Study (OS). At the end of the initial study period in 2005, WHI Extension Studies (2005-2010, 2010-2020) continued follow-up of all women who consented.
This ground-breaking study changed the way health care providers prevent and treat some of the major diseases impacting postmenopausal women. Results from the WHI Hormone Trials have been estimated to have already saved $35.2 billion in direct medical costs in the US alone. To date, WHI has published over 1,400 articles and approved and funded 289 ancillary studies.
The WISH study is currently recruiting cancer survivors who are women and currently smoke (traditional combustible) cigarettes and who have radiation therapy in their treatment plan. The study includes personal coaching over the telephone to help participants quit smoking as well as support a healthier lifestyle (diet, exercise, stress management). The WISH study will help researchers to understand the impact of quitting smoking on radiation treatment outcomes.
The goal of the Be Smoke Free study is to compare two quit smoking programs delivered by telephone coaches. One is a standard quit smoking program that uses behavioral techniques, and the other uses a technique called guided imagery to help people quit smoking.
In the United States, chronic diseases and conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and obesity are among the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems. These chronic diseases are more prevalent in underserved populations based on race/ethnicity, geographical location, and income levels. Despite these differences, engaging individuals in research and other health initiatives remains difficult. To address this concern, we are developing the Nosotros Network as a community-based outreach and engagement effort designed to work together with and through groups in Southern Arizona. Our goal is to increase health awareness in the community and provide a direct link to research and health initiatives designed to improve the health and well-being of our community.
Prostate Cancer Research Study
The Comprehensive Lifestyle Improvement Program for Men with Prostate Cancer (CLIPP) is a lifestyle modification intervention study. The study focuses on changing lifestyle behaviors such as being more physically active and eating a healthier diet.
We are currently seeking:
Prostate Cancer Survivors on Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT)
Diagnosed with Stage I, II or II Prostate Cancer
For more information or to inquire about enrolling in this research study, please call our Research Specialist/Integrative Health Coach Tracey Smith at 520-626-8038 or email firstname.lastname@example.org