Accepted for Publication: May 27, 2015.
Published Online: July 16, 2015. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2015.2239.
Open Access: This article is published under JAMA Oncology’s open access model and is free to read on the day of publication.
Study concept and design: Friedenreich, Courneya.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: All authors.
Drafting of the manuscript: Friedenreich, Neilson, O’Reilly, Courneya.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Friedenreich, Neilson, Duha, Yasui, Morielli, Adams, Courneya.
Statistical analysis: Friedenreich, O’Reilly, Yasui, Courneya.
Obtained funding: Friedenreich, Courneya.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Friedenreich, Morielli, Courneya.
Study supervision: Friedenreich, Morielli, Adams, Courneya.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: Research relating to this analysis was funded by a research grant from the Alberta Cancer Foundation (24404). Dr Friedenreich holds a Health Senior Scholar Award from Alberta Innovates-Health Solutions and the Alberta Cancer Foundation Weekend to End Women’s Cancers Breast Cancer Chair. Drs Yasui and Courneya are supported by the Canada Research Chairs Program.
Role of the Funder/Sponsor: The funders had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication. The study coordinators in Edmonton and Calgary had access to the study data, as did the data managers and statistician (Rachel O’Reilly, MSc, of Alberta Health Services) who conducted the data verification and analysis.
Additional Contributions: Calgary study coordinators, who were all Alberta Health Services employees and compensated for their work on this trial, were Krista Carlson, MPH; Sana Fakih, MPH; Megan Farris, BSc; Quinn Harris, BSc; Sarah MacLaughlin, BSc; Erica Roberts, MSc; and Kristen Simone, BSc. Edmonton study coordinators were Natalie Ilkiw, BKin; Ciara Kallal, BKin; and Amy Speed Andrews, PhD. Assistance with information sessions was provided in Calgary by Brigid Lynch, PhD; and Fabiola Aparicio-Ting, PhD. Calgary exercise trainers were Carrie Anderson, BKin; Alia Bharwani, BKin; Shannon Brown, BPE; Ashley Cuthbert, BEd; Sue Daniel, BN; Julie Gowans BKin; Marguerite Graham, BEd; Erin Korsbrek MKin; Kathleen Kranenburg MKin; Jessica Morrison, BKin; Jason Ng, BKin; Nicole Slot, MA; Tania White, BA; and Kaila Wright, BKin. Edmonton exercise trainers, who were all University of Alberta employees, were Arne Anderson, MScPT; Lisa Belanger, PhD; Jennifer Crawford, MSc; Cindy Forbes, MSc; Alyssa Hindle, MSc; Corey Kuzik, BSc; Erin McGowan PhD; Mary Norris, MSc; Janel Park, BKin; Linda Trinh, PhD; Stephanie Voaklander, BSc Kin, BEd Sec; and Lynne Wong, MScPT. Study recruiters were Jennie Duke, BSc; Jasdeep Hayer, BSc/BComm; Trisha Kelly, BA; Jasmine Lee; Lilly Mah, BSc; and Catherine Munro. Data entry was performed by Sinead Boyle, BSc; Barbara Mercer, BSc; Carla Quesnel, MSc; and Trisha Kelly, BA. Data management, including database creation, questionnaire design, data integrity, and quality control, was done by the following Alberta Health Services employees: Steven Szarka, PhD; Farit Vakhetov, MSc; and Wendy Walroth, BAIST. Qinggang Wang, MSc, was responsible for the randomization procedures, sample size calculations, and some data verification. The late Robert C. Millikan, PhD, DVM, was a co-investigator on this trial and contributed to the study design and methods.