Exercise Intervention in Targeting Adiposity and Inflammation With Movement to Improve Prognosis in Breast Cancer

2017-03-27 23:08:21 | BioPortfolio


This randomized phase II trial studies how well exercise intervention works in targeting adiposity and inflammation with movement to improve prognosis in stage I-III breast cancer survivors. Different types of exercise may reduce inflammation in fat tissue and minimize the risk of cancer recurrence related to being overweight or obese.



I. To determine the effects of a 4-month circuit, interval-based aerobic and resistance exercise (CARE) intervention on obesity-associated chronic inflammation.


I. To determine the effects of a 4-month CARE intervention on sarcopenic obesity.


I. To determine the effects of a 4-month CARE intervention on breast cancer prognosis and assess whether reductions in chronic inflammation are associated with breast cancer prognosis.

OUTLINE: Patients are randomized to 1 of 3 groups.

GROUP I: Patients undergo supervised CARE program over 50 minutes comprising of warm up over 5 minutes, moderate to vigorous aerobic and resistance exercises over 40 minutes, and cool down over 5 minutes 3 days per week for 16 weeks.

GROUP II: Patients undergo supervised traditional aerobic and resistance exercise (TARE) program over 80 minutes comprising of warm up over 5 minutes, aerobic exercise over 15 minutes, resistance exercise over 55 minutes, and cool down over 5 minutes 3 days per week for 16 weeks.

GROUP III: Patients undergo home-based stretching program comprising of one set of 3-4 static stretching exercises held for 30 seconds 3 days per week for 16 weeks. Patients receive instructional digital video disc (DVD) and booklet of the flexibility exercises. Patients also complete a weekly activity log. After completion of the stretching program, patients may optionally undergo the CARE program as in group I.

After completion of study, patients are followed up at week 34, 8 and 12 months, and then every year for 8 years.

Study Design


Cancer Survivor


Exercise Intervention, Exercise Intervention, Exercise Intervention, Informational Intervention, Laboratory Biomarker Analysis, Quality-of-Life Assessment, Questionnaire Administration


USC / Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Los Angeles
United States


Not yet recruiting


University of Southern California

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2017-03-27T23:08:21-0400

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