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Effect of Exercise Training on Breast Cancer-related Weakness

This study examines the effect of a novel, hand-grip training on breast cancer-related symptoms of weakness and fatigue.

Duration

3 months total. All participants will come to Kessler Foundation in West Orange for an enrollment visit and 5 measurement visits over a 3-month period. Participants assigned to the exercise training group will also receive 30 training sessions (5 training sessions per week for 6 weeks). The sessions can be completed at your home, work or at Kessler Foundation. 

Inclusion Criteria
  • Women who received breast cancer treatment within the past 10 years.
  • Aged 40-75.
  • Are feeling physically weak from cancer or cancer treatment.
  • Must be in stable physical health for the past 3 months.
  • Must not be involved in regular strength exercise. 
  • Must be available for 1-hour training sessions, 5 days/week for 6 weeks in West Orange or at their homes. 
Compensation

All participants receive $300 for the testing visits. Participants selected for a hand-grip exercise group receive an additional $900. 

Research Categories
Breast Cancer
Actively Recruiting
Yes