UCSD School of Medicine team gets $5.3M

The UCSD School of Medicine has received a $5.3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to conduct and lead a first-of-its-kind, four-year clinical trial to show the effects of weight loss and increased physical activity on quality of life and on co-existing medical conditions in overweight breast cancer survivors.

This trial is designed as a component of a larger study that will examine the effect of weight loss on recurrence risk for breast cancer survivors.

Cheryl Rock, Ph.D., R.D., professor of family and preventive medicine at the UCSD School of Medicine, will lead a multidisciplinary team of experts representing five leading NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers — including the Moores UCSD Cancer Center — in this trial, also known as the ENERGY (Exercise and Nutrition to Enhance Recovery and Good Health for You) study.

Participants must be at least 21 years old and have been diagnosed with stage I, II or IIIA breast cancer. They will be involved in a two-year active intervention program. Call (858) 822-2779.