Background Patients undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy before surgery for advanced ovarian cancer may have impaired functional capacity, nutritional status, and emotional well-being.
Primary objective(s) TRAINING-01 aims to determine if a connected pre-habilitation program during neoadjuvant chemotherapy for patients treated for an advanced ovarian cancer will improve physical capacity before major abdomino-pelvic surgery.
Study hypothesis A pre-habilitation program during neoadjuvant chemotherapy will bring a fitter patient to surgery and will decrease treatment morbidity and improve oncological outcomes.
Trial design This study is a prospective, multi-center, phase III study. The pre-habilitation program consists of providing multi-dimensional support during neoadjuvant chemotherapy using connected devices. The control group will receive usual care.
Major inclusion/exclusion criteria Eligible patients will be women with International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stage III–IV advanced ovarian cancer undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Patients must be able to perform a cardiopulmonary exercise test.
Primary endpoint(s) The primary endpoint will be the comparison of the variation in maximum oxygen uptake (VO2 max) between baseline and surgery in the pre-habilitation group and control groups.
Sample size 136 patients (68 per arm) will be recruited to demonstrate a medium standardized effect d=0.5 in the variations of VO2 max between baseline and surgery.
Estimated dates for completing accrual and presenting results The duration of the study includes 24 months of recruitment and 5 years of follow up. We anticipate reporting primary endpoint results in 2024.
Trial registration TRAINING-01-IPC 2018-039 (NCT04451369).
- ovarian cancer
Data availability statement
Data are available upon request.
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Contributors Study concept and design: all authors. Acquisition of data: JP, LLA, PM. Analysis and interpretation of data: CZ, JMB. Drafting/final editing: EL, PM. Critical revision: all authors. Tables and figures: EL, CBB, LLA.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.