Research

Mi Vida Saludable: Maintaining dietary changes among breast cancer survivors 

This study will test the effects of a diet and physical activity intervention on behavior change among Latina breast cancer survivors. 

Funding: NIH/NCI R01 CA186080 | Principal Investigator: Heather Greenlee

 
 
To read further, you may access Dr. Greenlee's Bibliography at the following link.

 

¡Cocinar Para Su Salud!:  Cook For Your Health!

Cocinar Para Su Salud! tested the effects of a 9-session (24 hours over 12 weeks) dietary intervention on increasing fruit/vegetable and decreasing fat intake among Latina breast cancer survivors living in New York City.  We partnered with the NYC-based non-profit, Cook For Your Life.  The study was funded by the National Cancer Institute (R21CA152903, PI: H Greenlee).

Related Publications:

Greenlee H, Gaffney AO, Aycinena AC, Koch P, Contento I, Karmally W, Richardson JM, Lim E, Tsai WY, Crew KD, Maurer M, Kalinsky K, Hershman DL.  ¡Cocinar Para Su Salud!: Randomized controlled trial of a culturally-based dietary intervention among Hispanic breast cancer survivors.  J Acad Nutr Diet 2015, 115(5):709-723.e3.  Click here

Aycinena AC, Jennings KA, Gaffney A, Koch P, Contento I, Gonzalez M, Guidon E, Karmally W, Hershman D, Greenlee H.  ¡Cocinar Para Su Salud!: Development of a culturally-based nutrition education curriculum for Hispanic breast cancer survivors using a theory-driven procedural model.  Health Educ Behav, in press.  PMCID: In process.

Crookes DM, Shelton RC, Tehranifar P, Aycinena C, Gaffney AO, Koch P, Contento IR, Greenlee H. Social networks and social support for healthy eating among Latina breast cancer survivors: implications for social and behavioral interventions.  J Cancer Surviv. Epub 2015 July 23.  PMCID: PMC4724562.

Feathers A, Aycinena AC, Lovasi GS, Rundle A, Gaffney AO, Richardson J, Hershman D, Koch P, Contento I, Greenlee H. Food environments are relevant to recruitment and adherence in dietary modification trials.  Nutr Res 2015, 35(6):480-488.  Epub 2015 Apr 16.  PMCID: PMC4767277.


 

Acupuncture to treat aromatase inhibitor-induced arthralgia in women with early stage breast cancer (S1200)

This is a randomized, blinded, sham- and waitlist-controlled trial of a standardized acupuncture protocol to treat aromatase-inhibitor induced arthralgias (R01AT006376, PI: D Hershman).  The study is being conducted within SWOG, a member of the National Cancer Institute Cancer Clinical Trial Network.

Related Publications:

Greenlee H, Crew KD, Capodice J, Awad D, Jeffres A, Unger JM, Lew DL, Hansen LK, Meyskens FL, Wade JL, Hershman DL.  Methods to standardize a multicenter acupuncture trial protocol to reduce aromatase inhibitor-related joint symptoms in breast cancer patients. J Acupunct Meridian Stud 2015, 8(3):152-8.  Epub 2015 Apr 23.  PMCID: PMC4705910.


 

Pathways Study

The Pathways Study is a longitudinal cohort study of 4,505 women with breast cancer diagnosed within Kaiser Permanente Northern California (R01CA15274, PI: L Kushi).  The primary aims of the study are to examine the effects of lifestyle factors on breast cancer prognosis and survival.  Study participants provide detailed information about diet, physical activity and use of complementary and alternative therapies.

To read more about The Pathways Study, please visit http://pathways.kaiser.org. 

Related Publications:
Greenlee H, Kwan ML, Ergas IJ, Sherman KJ, Krathwohl SE, Bonnell C, Lee MM, Kushi LH.  Complementary and alternative therapy use before and after breast cancer diagnosis:  The Pathways Study.  Breast Cancer Res Treat 2009, 117;653-665.  Epub 2009 Jan 31.  PMCID: PMC2991094.

Greenlee H, Kwan M, Ergas I, Strizich G, Roh J, Wilson A, Lee M, Sherman K, Ambrosone C, Hershman D, Neugut A, Kushi L.  Changes in vitamin and mineral supplement use after breast cancer diagnosis in the Pathways Study:  a prospective cohort study. BMC Cancer 2014,14:382. PMCID: PMC4059470.

Greenlee H, Neugut AI, Falci L, Hillyer GC, Buono D, Mandelblatt JS, Roh JM, Ergas IJ, Kwan ML, Lee M, Tsai WY, Shi Z, Lamerato L, Kushi LH, Hershman DL.  Complementary and alternative medicine use is associated with decreased breast cancer chemotherapy initiation: The BQUAL study. JAMA Oncol, in press.  PMCID:  In process.


     Feasibility of a weight loss intervention among female cancer survivors in SWOG

This study will test the feasibility of conducting a weight loss intervention within SWOG using exercise, dietary change, and telephone-based behavioral counseling.

Read more about SWOG at their website.

Funding: NIH/NCI  | Primary Investigator: Heather Greenlee