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An Exercise Intervention for Breast Cancer Patients: Feasibility and Effectiveness (BEAT Cancer Trial)

Phase 1
18 Years
70 Years
Not Enrolling
Breast Cancer

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Trial Information

An Exercise Intervention for Breast Cancer Patients: Feasibility and Effectiveness (BEAT Cancer Trial)

Inclusion Criteria:

- Female breast cancer patients between the ages of 18 and 70 years of age with a
diagnosis of Stage I, II, or IIIA breast cancer who are currently taking aromatase
inhibitors or selective estrogen receptor modulators for the next 8 months.

- English speaking

- Medical clearance for participation provided by primary care physicians

- If the patient has undergone a surgical procedure, must be at least 6 weeks

Exclusion Criteria:

- Diagnosis of dementia or organic brain syndrome

- Medical, psychological or social characteristic that would interfere with ability to
fully participate in program activities and assessments (e.g., psychosis,
schizophrenia, etc.)

- Contraindication to participation in a regular physical activity program.

- Metastatic or recurrent disease

- Inability to ambulate

- Engaged in >/= 60 minutes of vigorous physical activity or >/= 150 minutes of
moderate plus vigorous physical activity per week during the past month.

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Outcome Measure:

change in physical activity

Outcome Time Frame:

6 months

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Laura Q. Rogers, MD, MPH

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

ROG-SCCI 08-001-1



Start Date:

April 2006

Completion Date:

August 2008

Related Keywords:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Exercise
  • Social Cognitive Theory
  • Adherence
  • Symptoms
  • Body Composition
  • Breast Neoplasms



Southern Illinois University School of MedicineSpringfield, Illinois  62794-9658