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Breast Cancer and Exercise Trial in Alberta: The BETA Trial

Phase 3
50 Years
74 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Breast Neoplasms

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Trial Information

Breast Cancer and Exercise Trial in Alberta: The BETA Trial

Inclusion Criteria:

- Age: 50- 74 years, postmenopausal women

- No previous cancer diagnosis

- Physically fit to undertake exercise program

- Pass the Physical Activity Readiness

- Medical Exam,acceptable heart and lung function during a sub-maximal treadmill test

- Body mass index : 22 - 40

- Non-users of exogenous hormones or drugs related to estrogen metabolism, breast
tissue growth

- Non-Smoker and non-excessive alcohol drinkers

- Residents of Calgary and Edmonton able to attend fitness facility regularly.

Exclusion Criteria:

- < 50 years of age

- Diabetes

- Deemed too fit or too unfit on sub-maximal treadmill test

- Non English Speaking

- > 4 consecutive weeks absence during the intervention period

Type of Study:


Study Design:

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

Outcome Measure:

Insulin Resistance

Outcome Description:

Measurements taken of Insulin Levels, Glucose Levels, Insulin Resistance (HOMA Score)

Outcome Time Frame:

36 Months

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Christine Friedenreich, BSc, MSc,PhD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Tom Baker Cancer Centre


Canada: Health Canada

Study ID:




Start Date:

March 2010

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Prevention and control
  • Exercise
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Biological markers
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Neoplasms