|Awarded On||November 22, 2013|
|Title||Active Living after Breast Cancer: Combining a Physical Activity Program with Survivor Navigation|
|Award Mechanism||Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services|
|Institution/Organization||The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Karen M Basen-Engquist|
Need: An expanding research literature documents that physical activity can improve the health, quality of life, and physical functioning of cancer survivors. Cohort studies have even linked increased physical activity after breast cancer diagnosis to a lower risk of breast cancer recurrence and death from breast cancer. This evidence has led the American College of Sports medicine and the American Cancer Society to make exercise recommendations for cancer survivors (MSSE 2010; CA, 2012, but the majority of breast cancer survivors do not follow these recommendations (Bellizi).
Cancer survivors who are minority or low income may be particularly at risk for not meeting recommendations (Eltin...