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Study for Previvors Choosing Breast Surveillance

Can Exercise Lower Breast Cancer Risk?

by Sue Friedman

The Women in the Steady Exercise Research (WISER) Sister study is aiding efforts to determine how exercise affects breast cancer risk. FORCE has partnered with this research since 2009 by helping to recruit threequarters of the 185 high-risk women needed for the study. Participants are randomly assigned to one of three exercise groups, which determines their exercise program during the 8-month study. All participants are compensated for their time and provided with an in-home treadmill, which they may keep free of charge upon completion of the study. Women who have joined the study benefitted from an improvement in their physical health as well as their overall well-being.

Recruitment for the WISER Sister study is expected to continue through early spring 2012, so there is still plenty of time to get involved while you get in shape. Please refer any family members who will be age 18 or older in the coming year to this exciting and important research. Women of all backgrounds are encouraged to contact the research team for more information.

Our participants are our heroes, and we’re grateful for each and every one of them.

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