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Yoga for Breast Cancer

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania Identifier:
First received: November 11, 2013
Last updated: January 22, 2016
Last verified: January 2016
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: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
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 ]

Enrollment: 70
Study Start Date: March 2013
Primary Completion Date: July 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Yoga Other: Yoga
No Intervention: Without Yoga


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

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.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01985945

United States, Pennsylvania
Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
Sponsors and Collaborators
Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Principal Investigator: Lilie Lin, MD Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
  More Information

Responsible Party: Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania Identifier: NCT01985945     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UPCC 08113
Study First Received: November 11, 2013
Last Updated: January 22, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017