Clinical trial: Florida Hospital explores weight gain and breast cancer recurrence
"Many studies have focused on factors affecting cancer recurrence, and now a national clinical trial is underway to determine whether losing weight changes the risk of cancer recurrence in women who have been diagnosed with early breast cancer. Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center has opened a National Cancer Institute clinical trial to address this question.
"The Breast Cancer Weight Loss study (BWEL) will enroll more than 3,000 patients with breast cancer in the United States and Canada," said Lindsay Cashio, the hospital's assistant director of communications. "The results of this study will help researchers understand if losing weight after breast cancer diagnosis helps to decrease the risk of breast cancer recurrence. It is very exciting, as it is the first large, national, randomized trial examining this issue."
Written by Eleanore Osborne for news-journalonline.com
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(Photo: Judy King reviews an American Cancer Society cookbook with Jennifer Robinson, a Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center registered dietitian. Robinson is leading a series of six-week classes for those who aren't eligible for the BWEL trial.)