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Participants Needed: Healthy Weight Loss Study

Posted on April 6, 2014

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health is seeking participants for their Healthy Weight Loss for Cancer Survivors Study, an exercise and diet weight loss program for female colon cancer survivors.

  • Are you a female stage I-III colon or rectal cancer survivor?
  • Are you overweight and want to lose weight?

  • Do you exercise less than two and a half hours per week?
  • Are you postmenopausal?
  • Do you have access to the Internet?

  • Do you live in or around any of these areas?
    • Tucson, AZ – University of Arizona Medical Center
    • Wichita, KS – Wichita area medical centers

    • Chicago, IL – Loyola University

    • Kansas City, KS – University of Kansas
    • Royal Oak, MI – Beaumont area medical centers

    • New York, NY – New York Presbyterian Hospital at Columbia University
    • Greenville, SC – Greenville area medical centers

    • Seattle, WA – Swedish Medical Center

    • Vallejo, CA – Kaiser Permanente Northern California

If yes, you may be eligible to participate in a diet and exercise weight loss program for colon cancer survivors!

What would you have to do? 
If you participate in this study, here’s what you’d have to do:

  •  Receive nutrition counseling over the phone for 12 months
  • Receive membership at a local Curves® club for 12 months at no cost.
  • Go to 5 clinic visits over the course of the study.
  • Have 3 fasting blood draws.
  • Complete online surveys and telephone interviews every 6 months for 1 

This study is sponsored by the National Cancer Institute. For more information, please contact:

Christine Molmenti, PhD, RD
(212) 342-4580

35 Responses to “Participants Needed: Healthy Weight Loss Study”

  1. Mary O'Connor says:

    I live in the NY area and am interested in the study.

  2. Anne says:

    Any way this could apply to one who lived in western Nebraska?

  3. Diana Rose says:

    W would love to do this however I am in Lancaster Ohio I am a survivor of stage III rectal cancer I am post menopausal if anything comes up like this in the Lancaster area I would definitely participate

  4. tina whitt says:

    When u going 2 do that in columbus ohio

  5. Robin Evans says:

    I am not in those areas, but if they happen to expand to Nashville, TN, I am available. I am concerned about my weight gain, but I know I have not been able to exercise due to recovery period. I thought I was the only one who had gained weight. Good to hear I am not alone. Good luck with the study.

  6. Lisa Wagner says:

    I’m a survivor a two time survivor. I’m and post menopausal. However I live n Las Vegas. Very interested in this! If you open a new study and include Las Vegas please please add me! I was stage 3 colorectal.

  7. Erin Lausier says:

    I would love to participate but you are not doing this in my area. Please think about expanding the areas. I am a stage 3b colon cancer survivor. Thank you. Erin Lausier

  8. Pamela Thrasher says:

    Will there be any programs like this in Alabama? I would like to participate

    Thank you

  9. Liz Lombard says:

    Interested in getting more info. I am a stage 1 colon cancer survivor.

  10. Wanda Charles says:

    I would very much like to be a part of this study. I meet/fit all of the criteria. Thanks and I hope to hear from you soon!

  11. Dee Jacobson says:

    I noticed that you have Vallejo, CA listed. I am in Southern California but very close to a Kaiser Permanente facility. Is there any chance that I could still participate in this study?

  12. Jennifer dixon says:

    I live in NJ and will be able to participate in NY. I am 46, 210 lbs, stage 3 and would love to lose weight. Please consider me for the study.

  13. kathy patterson says:

    My doctors are through Loyola. I am about 100# overweight.

  14. Shanie Jernigan says:

    I am interested and I’m in the Seattle area. Thanks!

  15. Lisa Ryder says:

    I was diagnosed with stage 3b colon cancer in November 2011 and am interested in learning more about this study. Thanks! Warmly, Lisa

  16. Marla Appel says:

    If you ever do one in the Orlando, Fl area I want to participate!

  17. Christine Taylor says:

    Royal Oak is about 2 &1/2 hours away from my home. Not sure if this would be too far to participate. I live close to Grand Rapids, MI. I am interested in losing weight and I recently had colon cancer surgery.

  18. I would love to participate and I meet all the criteria except living in one of the states listed.

  19. Rachael nowlin says:

    Age 35 stage 3 colon cancer survivor . I live on graham wa probably a hr away fr Swedish medical center

  20. Tammy Durrett says:

    I qualify in all areas except the state.

  21. Donata Ball says:

    I meet all of the criteria and live in Wichita, KS. I am VERY interested in the study, I need to lose at least 100 pounds.

  22. Linda Burlew says:

    I am still waiting for chemo, I did not have insurance so did not get it right away. My insurance started on 4/1/14 so waiting for appointment to get it started. Surgery in Dec.13 Stage 11 Colon Cancer. I have weight issues and have tried to lose weight while waiting for Chemo but have not had much luck. I am on Warfarin and have to limit my Vitamin K vegy’s which is what I need to help be healthy for cancer from what I read. I would love to have assistance with my weight loss is I qualify.

  23. Patsy Mullinax says:

    I was diagnosed with stage 1 live about 30 minutes away from Greenville, SC. Would like to participate.

  24. Christine Molmenti says:

    Hi Stacey, please let me know if you live in or around any of the study sites and if would like to discuss additional details.

  25. Connie Rupert says:

    I would love to participate.

  26. Lori Graham says:

    I live near Grand Rapids, MI but am willing to participate in this study. I was diagnosed with Appendix cancer – thought it might have spread to colon, so they removed half of colon. I have a right colectonmy. I will find out what stage I have if I am included in this study.

  27. Julie says:

    I’m with Anne, Anyway this could be done in western Nebraska. I’m a
    Stage 1 colon cancer survivor (March 2014) and 2 year survivor of stage 2 Breast Cancer (April 2012).

  28. Weight loss is very difficult for me and I am very worried about my weight loss but I am glad to read this post and your ideas and all these suggestions are so much informative for me.

  29. debbie says:

    Hi, I am a colon cancer survivor almost four year I live in nyc

  30. debbie says:

    hi I called about ten times no response. I am looking for info on you study I am a colon cancer survivor in need of losing weight which seems impossible no matter what I do please hel[.. thanks

  31. I really love this article. It helps cancer survivors to loss weight. I am very happy that there are people like this.

  32. catagay says:

    I live near Grand Rapids, MI but am willing to participate in this study. I was diagnosed with Appendix cancer – thought it might have spread to colon, so they removed half of colon. I have a right colectonmy. I will find out what stage I have if I am included in this study. –

  33. Ruth Heppel-Werner says:

    I live near the Wichita, Kansas area. Stage II Colon Cancer survivor. I need to lose at least 35 pounds. Would love to be a part of the study!

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