ASU research study in Scottsdale seeks breast cancer survivors

Arizona State University seeks breast cancer survivors for its Recovery & Rejuvenation Research Study starting in July.

A series of eight weeks of free, one-hour classes hosted by ASU Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation will be held at five Valley locations, according to a press release.

South Scottsdale classes will be held Wednesday mornings, July 10 – Aug 28, at 6001 E. Thomas Road, Gardens of Scottsdale, according to the release seeking the following women participants:

  • Stage 0 — III breast cancer survivor
  • Between 45 — 75 years of age
  • Within six months — 10 years past final treatment

Said to be the last chance for women to enroll, this is the final series of study classes until after September, according to the release, adding that participants who complete the study will receive $70 in gift cards for supporting the work geared toward helping breast cancer survivors reclaim their energy following breast cancer treatment.

According to the release, the classes explore how gentle movement and educational support may provide survivors with increased energy and feelings of well-being, enhancing quality of life.

“Evidence-based research indications gentle movement and peer support are both associated with significant benefits for cancer survivors during treatment and beyond,” said Dr. Linda Larkey, principal investigator for the ASU research study, in a prepared statement.

“We are hoping to learn why that might be, and which approach is most beneficial.”

Women in the study will be randomly assigned to one of three classes in which two groups will learn gentle movements; and one group will learn from readings designed to educate and support, the release said.

Interested women can contact the study researchers to learn more about eligibility by emailing RnR@asu.edu, or by calling the study line at 602-496-2329 for more information.

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