Study CAM as Lifestyle Effect: on BCa and Surviving

New Study to Assess CAM and Lifestyle Effects on Breast Cancer Prognosis

Researchers at Kaiser Permanente have received a $10 million grant to study whether lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise, and use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) affect recurrence and survival rates for women with breast cancer.

"When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, she wants to know what she can do to deal with the disease," said Lawrence Kushi, ScD, associate director for etiology and prevention at Kaiser Permanente of Northern California (KPNC), and lead investigator. "She has many questions.

Should she change her diet, take supplements, eat soy?"

According to Kushi, women may get advice from many sources, but there is surprisingly little data to guide them. This study, the largest of its kind, will provide some of the first scientific evidence to address these issues.

Source: InnoVision Communications eNewsletter (Holiday Issue-Dec 04/Jan 05)

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