Yoga for Breast Cancer

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified November 2013 by Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01985945
First received: November 11, 2013
Last updated: NA
Last verified: November 2013
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to examine the use of Eischens yoga for 8 weeks in one cohort of 20 women with stage I and II breast cancer receiving radiation therapy treatment, while a second cohort of the same type of and number of patients who, instead of yoga will receive standard supportive therapy, Questionnaire measuring cancer-related quality of life (FACT-G instrument) and fatigue (Brief Fatique Inventory) will be given to patients at several points.


Condition Intervention
Women With Stage I or II Breast Cancer Undergoing Active Radiation Therapy
Other: Yoga

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: A Randomized Study of the Effect of Yoga in Patients With Breast Cancer Receiving Radiation Therapy

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Further study details as provided by Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Adverse Events [ Time Frame: One Year ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: March 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Yoga Other: Yoga
No Intervention: Without Yoga

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Stage I and II breast cancer patients undergoing active radiation therapy
  • Above the age of 18
  • Must sign informed consent form
  • Must speak English
  • Only women are eligible

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with medical restrictions that may interfere with yoga participation per their physicians' decision
  • Those who have smoked in the last 6 months because smoking can interfere with the breathing and relaxation techniques of yoga.
  • Those who have regularly taken yoga in the last 6 months, because they would not come to the intervention with the same baseline as other participants.
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01985945

Contacts
Contact: Lilie Lin, MD 855-216-0098 PennCancerTrials@emergingmed.com

Locations
United States, Pennsylvania
Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania Recruiting
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
Contact: Lilie Lin, MD    855-216-0098    PennCancerTrials@emergingmed.com   
Principal Investigator: Lilie Lin, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lilie Lin, MD Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01985945     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UPCC 08113
Study First Received: November 11, 2013
Last Updated: November 11, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 26, 2014