Are you a breast cancer survivor?

Research suggests that being overweight can increase the risk of cancer recurrence. The ENERGY study (Exercise and Nutrition to Enhance Recovery and Good health for You) at the Washington University School of Medicine and Siteman Cancer Center will help participants learn more about healthful attitudes and develop behaviors to improve and promote long-term weight control.

The ENERGY study is looking for women who are:

  • 21 years of age or older
  • Overweight (BMI of 25 or more; 5'5" and over 150 pounds, for example)
  • Diagnosed with Stage IC-IIIC breast cancer within the last five years and have finished treatment
  • Willing and able to attend group meetings and stay in contact with study staff for two years
  • Able to be physically active
  • NOT currently enrolled in another nutrition or weight loss study

If you answered yes to each of these, you're likely eligible for the ENERGY study. All participants will have regular clinical visits to complete blood tests and questionaires. You may also go to weekly nutrition and lifestyle group counseling at no cost. Contact us for more information or to see if you're eligible.

The ENERGY Study at Washington University is led by Drs. Kate Wolin and Graham Colditz in the Division of Public Health Sciences.

ENERGY is funded by the National Cancer Institute at NIH (R01 CA148791), Washington University, and the Siteman Cancer Center.