Irvine, California 92612


In the field of cancer treatment, it is generally accepted that the enhancement of oxygen delivery to tumors can augment the effect of anti-cancer therapies. In the case of chemotherapy, this enhancement might lead to a larger amount of a given dose of treatment reaching the tumor and having an effect.

Study summary:

While the benefits of exercise on overall health are widely documented, little is known about how exercise affects the progression or treatment of malignant neoplasms. Tumors have a complex vascular network which is likely affected by the global changes in hemodynamics and perfusion that occur during moderate exercise. Increased tumor oxygenation is clinically relevant as it may counteract the hypoxic tumor environment which is known to contribute to resistance to chemo- and radiation therapies, angiogenesis, invasiveness and metastasis, genomic instability, and resistance to cell death. The researcher can use noninvasive optical imaging technology called diffuse optical spectroscopy to safely and non-invasively quantify the dynamics of blood flow and metabolism in tumors and normal tissue of subjects undergoing supervised cycling exercise. The researcher can determine that exercise will measurably increase tumor oxygenation, and that this effect will be proportional to the intensity and/or duration of the exercise performed.


Inclusion Criteria: - Tumor group, female, Greater than 21 years of age but less than 70 years of age, Current diagnosis of breast cancer stage 0 - IV or radiologically suspicious for breast cancer BI-RADS score 4 or 5. - Control group,Female, Greater than 21 years of age but less than 70 years of age, Not currently diagnosed with breast cancer Exclusion Criteria: - Under 21 years of age, Pregnant or breastfeeding, Contraindications for moderate exercise, history of heart, pulmonary, or musculoskeletal disease; physician instructions to restrict physical activity.



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Bruce Tromberg, PhD
Beckman Laser Institute

Ata Sharif, MD, MBA
Phone: 949.824.9265

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Irvine, California 92612
United States

Ata Sharif, MD, MBA
Phone: 949-824-9265

Site Status: Recruiting

Data Source:

Date Processed: November 21, 2017

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