No Gain Maintain was a clinical research study designed for women who were breast cancer survivors to develop and test competencies (knowledge, skill, and abilities) needed to become successful weight maintainers.
CHOICE was a clinical research study designed for breast cancer survivors to help identify whether certain weight loss dietary patterns will change indicators (laboratory measurements) of risk for breast cancer recurrence. The diets being evaluated were either high or low in carbohydrate availability. The goal of the weight loss program was for participants to lose approximately 1 pound per week for a 6-month period or until reaching ideal body weight for their respective height. Participants were expected to follow a prescribed diet plan, with guidance from a Clinical Coordinator, through individual and group meetings every 2 weeks for the duration of the six-month intervention. Exercise was also included as a component to help participants lose weight. Pedometer were provided to measure steps on a daily basis, and the appropriate number of daily steps to meet weight loss goals were prescribed.
BreastWatch was a clinical research program conducted by the Cancer Prevention Laboratory at Colorado State University in conjunction with Dr. Scot Sedlacek, M.D. at the rocky Mountain Cancer Center in Denver. The overall goal of this work was to identify modifiable factors that can be used to quantify and monitor an individual’s risk for breast cancer.