The overall aim of this research is to study how physical activity and health-related fitness (e.g. physical fitness and body composition) are associated with survival after breast cancer. The cohort study has enrolled 1528 newly diagnosed breast cancer survivors in Alberta since 2012 and is following up these participants with regular assessments that were done at diagnosis and then again at 1, 3, and 5 years post-diagnosis. These measures will include physical fitness and lymphedema, questionnaires, and blood sampling. The study participants are being followed for an additional 5 years through medical chart review and record linkages for all outcomes.
Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. K. Courneya
Funder: Canadian Institutes of Health Research