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A Mindfulness Meditation-Based Intervention for Younger Breast Cancer Survivors

Phase 2
50 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Younger Breast Cancer Survivors

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Trial Information

A Mindfulness Meditation-Based Intervention for Younger Breast Cancer Survivors

Inclusion Criteria:

- women diagnosed with early, resectable breast cancer (Stage 0, I, II, or III) prior
to age 50

- have completed treatment with surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy at least 3
months previously.

Exclusion Criteria:

- have a breast cancer recurrence, metastasis, or another cancer diagnosis (excluding
non-melanoma skin cancer

- unable to commit to intervention schedule.

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

Outcome Measure:

Effect of Mindful Awareness Practices on daily living.

Outcome Description:

Participants meet for 6 weekly, 2hr group sessions that include presentation of theoretical materials on mindfulness,relaxation,and mind-body connection;experiential practice of meditation and gentle yoga;psycho-educational component for cancer survivors,and group process focused on solving problems concerning impediments to effective practice.Participants will be instructed to practice mindfulness techniques on a daily basis. Daily diaries will be kept by participants to record practice time, mood assessments, and self-reported questions on benefits and barriers to practicing.

Outcome Time Frame:

6 weeks

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Patricia Ganz, M.D.

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

April 2011

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Younger Breast Cancer Survivors
  • Breast Neoplasms



UCLA Los Angeles, California  90095