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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104


WISER Survivor is a one year weight loss and exercise study for sedentary breast cancer survivors who are overweight or obese with breast cancer related lymphedema. There will be four groups in this trial: exercise only, weight loss only, exercise and weight-loss combined, and a control group. The purpose of this study is to test the effects of these interventions on lymphedema outcomes, breast cancer recurrence and quality of life. The cost analysis sub-study - will assess the cost-effectiveness of conducting the WISER Survivor interventions and also model the impact of the WISER Survivor interventions over an extended time frame.


Inclusion Criteria: - breast cancer survivor - overweight or obese (BMI of 25 or greater) - must have breast cancer related lymphedema - at least 2 months post-treatment (e.g. surgery, chemotherapy, or radiotherapy) but there will be no upper limit on time elapsed from diagnosis - the eligible age range will have no lower or upper limit. - currently free of cancer Exclusion Criteria: - medical conditions or medications that would prohibit participation in an exercise program or would negatively impact our ability to test our primary aims - inability to walk for 6 minutes unaided - extremely obese (body mass index greater or equal to 50 kg/m2) - plans for additional (e.g. curative or reconstructive) surgery during the study period - self-report of weight-lifting within the past year - already engaging in 3 or more times weekly aerobic activity of moderate intensity - planning to move away from the area over the next year - current use of weight loss medication (OTC or prescription) - self-report of alcohol or substance abuse within the past 12 months, including at-risk drinking (current consumption of more than 14 alcoholic drinks per week) - weight loss of greater than 10 % in the past 3 months - history of bariatric surgery - women who are pregnant



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Principal Investigator
Kathryn H. Schmitz, MPH,PhD
University of Pennsylvania

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Location Contact:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: March 16, 2018

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