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Research Projects > 2019 Grantees

Mechanisms underlying the protective effect of exercise on primary mammary tumor growth and metastases: Role of metabolic and immune-mediated processes.

Research Type: Breast Cancer

Project Description

Women with early stage breast cancer who have obesity at the time of diagnosis or gain weight after diagnosis often experience worse outcomes compared to those in the healthy weight range. This project will test an intervention to help these women who have the most difficulty losing weight. A group of women who do not meet the targeted weight loss after eight weeks of lifestyle changes will be given an FDA approved weight-loss medication and compared to a group of women not given the medication.

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