Women diagnosed with breast cancer in the last ten years needed for physical activity study in Dallas and Fort Worth

Purpose of this study:

Regular physical activity is beneficial for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, potentially reducing the likelihood of recurrence. Studies have also found exercise can help decrease fatigue, improve mood and cognition, and increase sleep quality. However, many women find it difficult to begin or maintain a regular physical activity program.

A research team from UT Southwestern Medical Center is investigating a new way to help breast cancer survivors increase their physical activity — a six-month education program, available in two Texas locations: Dallas (UT Southwestern) and Fort Worth (Moncrief Cancer Institute). This project is funded by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).

This study involves:

  • In-person study visits (3 or more)
  • Physical activity program
  • Blood draw
  • Questionnaires
  • Health and lifestyle questions
  • Activity tracking with Fitbit
  • Physical measurements

Participating locations:

Dallas, TX
Fort Worth, TX

Researchers:

The following researchers are collaborating on this project:

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Chad Rethorst, PhD
Madhukar Trivedi, MD

Recruiting for:

Women in the Dallas or Fort Worth, Texas areas who were diagnosed with stage I – IV breast cancer. You must have completed primary treatment (chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and/or surgery) between 3 months and 10 years ago and currently exercise less than 150 minutes per week.

Click here https://is.gd/paces to learn more about the PACES Study!