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Exercise in Breast Cancer Survivors

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01582685
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (no patients enrolled)
First Posted : April 23, 2012
Last Update Posted : December 2, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Natale Sheehan, University of Mississippi Medical Center

Brief Summary:
The investigators hypothesize that exercise in postmenopausal breast cancer survivors will result in an increase in the plasma concentrations of angiostatic factors and a decrease in the plasma concentrations of angiogenic factors. Exercise is expected to result in a circulating angiostatic phenotype that inhibits adipose tissue mass, growth of breast cancer tumor, growth of microscopic residual disease after breast cancer resection, decreases rates of local-regional recurrence, decreases rates of distant recurrence, and increases survival.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Breast Cancer Obesity Behavioral: Exercise Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Exercise in Breast Cancer Survivors: Analysis of Angiogenic Profile
Study Start Date : April 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2014

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Exercise Group
The intervention is a structured walking program which will be performed partly in the Pavilion Physical Therapy clinic and partly at home. The participant will be instructed in how hard to exercise, how long to exercise, and how many times in a week to exercise. You will also be instructed in how to exercise safely.
Behavioral: Exercise
The participant will exercise for 16 weeks under supervision. The exercise regimen is increased slowly over 16 weeks.

No Intervention: No Exercise
These participants will receive standard of care follow up.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of participants that complete the study as a measure of feasibility of an exercise intervention in obese breast cancer survivors. [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Number of participants that enroll in the study and actually complete the study

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. IGF-1, endostatin, and VEGF levels in obese breast cancer survivors undergoing an exercise intervention as a measure of angiostatic phenotype: [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    IFG-1 levels,unbound VEGF levels, Endostatin levels

  2. Amount of adipose tissue mass as measured on CT scans in obese breast cancer survivors before and after exercise intervention as a measure of weight loss [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Adipose tissue mass volume as measured on CT scan

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • > 18 years of age and < 65 years of age
  • Female
  • BMI > 25
  • Weight < 350 pounds
  • English as a primary language
  • Postmenopausal
  • Invasive ER-positive cancer on biopsy and subsequent definitive surgical therapy
  • Received and Completed standard of care adjuvant therapy (Concurrent endocrine therapy acceptable)
  • 6-12 months after completion of therapy (excluding adjuvant endocrine therapy) at time of randomization

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Recurrent breast cancer
  • DCIS only (no invasive component)
  • Taking a Beta Blocker or Verapamil
  • Pregnant
  • Wheelchair bound
  • Unable to ambulate independently
  • Concurrent uncontrolled medical or psychiatric disorder
  • Open wound
  • Stage IV breast cancer
  • Progression of disease
  • Bilateral mastectomies

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01582685

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United States, Mississippi
University of Mississippi Health Care
Jackson, Mississippi, United States, 39216
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Mississippi Medical Center
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Principal Investigator: Natale Sheehan, MD University of Mississippi Health Care
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Responsible Party: Natale Sheehan, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center Identifier: NCT01582685    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2011-0121
First Posted: April 23, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 2, 2014
Last Verified: December 2014
Keywords provided by Natale Sheehan, University of Mississippi Medical Center:
Breast Cancer
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases