Navigation Links
Penn study examines power of exercise to prevent breast cancer
Date:4/2/2009

(PHILADELPHIA) A new federally funded University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine study aims to learn whether women at high risk of breast cancer can use exercise to meaningfully reduce their risk of getting the disease. Building on evidence that reducing estrogen in the body reduces cancer risk, and that elite female athletes experience a drop in estrogen levels that often cause them to stop ovulating and menstruating, the WISER Sister trial will investigate two different levels of regular treadmill exercise as a possible intervention for breast cancer risk reduction.

The stakes for women who carry BRCA genetic mutations are high as many as 80 percent of them will develop breast or ovarian cancer during their lives but options for risk reduction are drastic and few, and the choices may be unacceptable to some women. Previous Penn research shows that prophylactic mastectomy slashes carriers' breast cancer risk by 90 percent, while prophylactic oophorectomy, or ovary removal, halves their breast cancer risk and reduces their chances of getting of ovarian cancer by about 85 to 90 percent. Though the surgeries are highly effective, they usher in quality of life concerns particularly with regard to body image and sexuality and the early menopause that results from ovary removal brings a woman's childbearing years to an end. And the procedures aren't recommended for women who have a family history of breast cancer but don't carry the mutated genes.

"The decision to have these surgeries is so difficult that many women delay them, sometimes with terrible consequences. We would like to find out if exercise could buy high-risk women time they need to more safely think through their options," says Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH, an assistant professor in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics who is leading the new study, in partnership with Susan Domchek, MD, director of the Abramson Cancer Center's Cancer Risk Evaluation Program. "
'/>"/>

Contact: Holly Auer
holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu
215-349-5659
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Penn study finds pro-death proteins required to regulate healthy immune function
2. New study shows promise in reducing surgical risks associated with surgical bleeding
3. Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke
4. Study suggests loss of 2 types of neurons -- not just 1 -- triggers Parkinsons symptoms
5. Study says COPD testing is not measuring up
6. Preclinical study suggests organ-transplant drug may aid in lupus fight
7. Ability to cope with stress can increase good cholesterol in older white men, study finds
8. High alcohol consumption increases stroke risk, Tulane study says
9. Mailman School of Public Health study examines link between racial discrimination and substance use
10. Pitt study finds inequality in tobacco advertising
11. Stanford study highlights cost-effective method of lowering heart disease risks
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/30/2014)... VA (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 Seniors Guide, ... articles recently that focus on Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, and ... revealed to the public of being diagnosed with the Alzheimer’s, ... latest movie, “I’ll Be Me”. The movie, out on ... while focusing on his diagnosis of the disease – which ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... Insomnia causes disturbances in every aspect of life. ... insomnia and the steps often used to return back to ... the show at this link: Dr. Carol Francis Talk ... and will be podcasted at this link (Click Here) ... , "Insomnia causes countless unrecognized complications. Weight gain ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 ... for broken bones or other orthopedic trauma shops around for ... Less-educated patients and patients who had used narcotic painkillers previously ... study lead author Dr. Brent Morris, a shoulder and neck ... that doctors aren,t talking to one another about the painkiller ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... 2014 Hastings and Hastings, a qualified ... throughout Arizona is pleased to report having saved a ... example among many cases where Hastings and Hastings has ... retain a greater portion of their settlement or recovery. ... a positive solution for Arizona car accident victims is ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... Administration of colchicine, a plant-based medication commonly used ... showed mixed results in reducing potential complications from ... the risk of gastrointestinal adverse effects, according to ... study is being released early online to coincide ... Cardiology Congress. , Common complications after cardiac surgery ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Focus on Retirement Website SeniorsGuideOnline.com 2Health News:Sleepless Nights, Exhausting Days, Mental Fog – Relief for Insomnia With Clinical Psychologist Dr. Carol Francis 2Health News:'Doctor-Shopping' for Painkillers Common After Broken-Bone Surgery, Study Finds 2Health News:'Doctor-Shopping' for Painkillers Common After Broken-Bone Surgery, Study Finds 3Health News:Hastings and Hastings Is Pleased To Report Having Saved A Client $67,100 On A Settlement Of $610,000 2Health News:Medication shows mixed results in reducing complications from cardiac surgery 2
... Wash., March 31 Cardiac Science,Corporation (Nasdaq: ... advanced cardiac diagnosis,resuscitation, rehabilitation, and informatics products, ... Cardiology conference that it completed,certification for its ... Systems. NextGen is a leading developer and ...
... 31 Ingenuity Systems, the,leading provider of ... that Path Designer, the new pathway publishing ... Best New Product by the scientific community ... San Francisco. Path,Designer enables researchers to create ...
... QLT Inc. (NASDAQ: QLTI;,TSX: QLT) announced today the ... phase II trial being conducted by QLT,s wholly-owned,subsidiary, ... preliminary,efficacy and safety of its latanoprost punctal plug ... hypertension. The punctal plug delivery,system is a non-invasive ...
... , , SUNDAY, March 30 (HealthDay News) -- Retired National ... problems, say researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. ... elite-level football players should begin in high school and ... , The Mayo team examined the cardiovascular health of ...
... findings that could come to define new standards ... conference of the American College of Cardiology, the ... world. These experts will gather beginning this weekend ... advances in cardiovascular medicine, science and education. , ...
... WASHINGTON, March 29 The second annual,National Walk ... National,Mall and raised $1.5 million to help build ... and to raise much-needed funds. The event,was sponsored ... (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080329/17897 ), The stars ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Cardiac Science Adds NextGen to Its Roster of Certified EMR System Partners 2Health News:Cardiac Science Adds NextGen to Its Roster of Certified EMR System Partners 3Health News:Cardiac Science Adds NextGen to Its Roster of Certified EMR System Partners 4Health News:Ingenuity's Path Designer is Selected as Best New Product by Life Science Community at 2008 Molecular Medicine Conference 2Health News:Ingenuity's Path Designer is Selected as Best New Product by Life Science Community at 2008 Molecular Medicine Conference 3Health News:QLT initiates phase II study of punctal plug drug delivery system for glaucoma & ocular hypertension 2Health News:QLT initiates phase II study of punctal plug drug delivery system for glaucoma & ocular hypertension 3Health News:QLT initiates phase II study of punctal plug drug delivery system for glaucoma & ocular hypertension 4Health News:Increased Heart Risk Seen for Retired NFL Players 2Health News:Experts from Penn's School of Medicine to present at ACC Annual Scientific Session 2Health News:Experts from Penn's School of Medicine to present at ACC Annual Scientific Session 3Health News:National Walk for Epilepsy Brings People and Celebrities Together for Epilepsy 2
(Date:8/29/2014)... Aug. 29, 2014 Research and Markets ... Orthopedic Instrument Industry Report, 2014-2017" report to their ... and rising proportion of reimbursement for medical expenses, the ... with its scale presenting a CAGR of 19.2% during ... three product segments of orthopedic instruments in ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... , August 29, 2014 ... Seed Oil Market by Extraction type (SFE, Cold ... & Personal Care, Pharmaceutical, Food Supplements, Fragrance, & Others) ... by MarketsandMarkets, defines and segments the Amaranth Seed ... the market size in terms of value. The ...
(Date:8/29/2014)...  United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ: UTHR ) ... District of New Jersey has ... Sandoz, Inc. regarding United Therapeutics, Remodulin ® product.  In ... U.S. Patent No. 6,765,117 is both valid and enforceable ... generic product until the expiration of that patent in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:China Orthopedic Instrument Industry Report, 2014-2017 2Amaranth Seed Oil Market worth $700.6 Million by 2019 2Amaranth Seed Oil Market worth $700.6 Million by 2019 3Amaranth Seed Oil Market worth $700.6 Million by 2019 4District Court Decision Received In Remodulin Patent Case 2
... bed is especially designed to make your bariatric ... caregivers who manage them. , ,When caring ... pulling up in bed, turning, sitting, standing ... for patients. Excel Care ES bed offers features ...
... Caregiver safety. Patient dignity. A single ... Bariatric Bed to provide added safety where ... is engineered to help protect the caregiver ... efficiency. The bed functions just like other ...
... We offer a wide selection of solutions ... therapy use. The sterile water for inhalation ... in plastic pour bottles in 500 and ... prefilled nebulizer kits or can be used ...
... Nebulizer Disposable Prefilled 28%-100% FIO 2 ... prefilled nebulizers provide unmatched performance and ease of ... aerosols adjustable from 28% to 100% FIO 2 ... sterile water for inhalation, USP; 0.45% sodium chloride ...
Medicine Products: