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Strength Training for Older Breast Cancer Survivors

50 Years
90 Years
Not Enrolling
Breast Neoplasm, Osteoporosis, Postmenopausal

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Trial Information

Strength Training for Older Breast Cancer Survivors

Inclusion Criteria:

- Diagnosed with early stage breast cancer at age of 50 or older

- Completed adjuvant therapy, radiation +/- chemotherapy (but SERMS, AIs ok) at least 1
year prior to enrollment

Exclusion Criteria:

- Cognitive difficulties that preclude answering the survey questions, participating in
performance testing or giving informed consent

- Diagnosed osteoporosis

- Current regular participation in planned impact activities or resistance training
(more than 2 times a week for 30 minutes at a time)

- Medication that contraindicates participation in moderate intensity strength training
or previous use of medications known to affect bone metabolism

- Movement or neurologic disorder, not including chemo-induced peripheral neuropathy

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

Outcome Measure:

Physical functioning (muscle strength, gait and balance), self-report physical and mental health, and fatigue

Outcome Time Frame:

12 months

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Kerri M Winters, PhD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Oregon Health and Science University


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

November 2005

Completion Date:

June 2011

Related Keywords:

  • Breast Neoplasm
  • Osteoporosis, Postmenopausal
  • randomized clinical trial
  • elderly
  • cancer survivor
  • bone health
  • body composition
  • signs and symptoms
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Neoplasms
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis, Postmenopausal



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