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Development of a pragmatic lifestyle intervention for women living with and beyond breast cancer

Title: John/Sarah to confirm full title

Funder: Yorkshire Cancer Research

DSER staff: Prof John Saxton, Sarah Wane

Collaborators: Sheffield Hallam University

Overview: Research shows that two thirds of women are overweight when diagnosed with breast cancer. Extra body weight can lead to higher levels of the hormone oestrogen and harmful substances in the blood, which can then fuel the growth and spread of breast cancer cells. A support programme, including counselling sessions, skills workshops and phone calls, will be co-designed with patient representatives. Patients from Yorkshire and the North East who have undergone treatment for a type of breast cancer that uses oestrogen to grow - known as ‘ER positive’ breast cancer - will be recruited to take part in the initiative as part of a clinical trial.

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