|Awarded On||August 17, 2016|
|Title||Promoting Activity in Cancer Survivors (PACES): An active living intervention for breast cancer survivors|
|Award Mechanism||Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services|
|Institution/Organization||The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Madhukar Trivedi|
For the over 3 million breast cancer survivors in the United States (including at least 135,000 Texans), physical activity is a crucial component of survivorship. Physical activity is an effective, safe, and evidence-based behavior that improves physical and psychosocial functioning, and potentially improves recurrence and survival among breast cancer survivors.
Multiple organizations, including the American Cancer Society, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, and the American College of Sports Medicine, recommend cancer survivors engage in at least 75 minutes intense or 150 minutes moderate activity per week. Despite the significant benefits of physical activity, at least two-t...