Grant ID PP130079
Awarded On November 22, 2013
Title Active Living after Breast Cancer: Combining a Physical Activity Program with Survivor Navigation
Program Prevention
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
Cancer Sites Breast
Contracted Amount $628,680
Lay Summary

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...

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