for females ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
at San Francisco, California
study started
estimated completion:
Anand Dhruva



The purpose of this study is to develop and test a 6 month manualized Health Education intervention in recent breast cancer survivors.

Official Title

Developing a Health Education Intervention for Breast Cancer Survivorship


Post-treatment cancer survivorship is often associated with a void in care given the drop-off in support provided to survivors from the medical team as well as family and friends. The investigators aim to develop and test a Health Education intervention in breast cancer survivors. Specifically, the investigators aim to develop the manualized Health Education intervention; to assess feasibility; and to provide preliminary data on the effects of the intervention. The data from this pilot study will be used to inform future study.


Breast Cancer Breast Neoplasms Individualized Manualized Health Education Intervention


You can join if…

Open to females ages 18 years and up

  • Female breast cancer survivor who is over 1 month and less than 24 months beyond the completion of primary therapy (surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy)
  • Having received chemotherapy as part of their primary therapy for breast cancer
  • Be in complete remission
  • Aged 18 years or older
  • Able to read, write, and understand English
  • Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS) greater than or equal to 60
  • Have impaired quality of life
  • Ability to give informed consent

You CAN'T join if...

  • Receiving chemotherapy or radiotherapy at the time of study enrollment. Anti-her2 directed therapy is not exclusionary.
  • Being within 1 month (before or after) of surgery for breast cancer (including breast reconstructive surgery). Smaller surgical procedures such as implant exchange are not exclusionary.
  • Patients on adjuvant hormone therapy for less than 2 months
  • Have surgery for breast cancer or breast reconstructive surgery planned during the initial 6 month study period. Smaller surgical procedures such as implant exchange are not exclusionary.


  • University of California, San Francisco, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
    San Francisco California 94115 United States

Lead Scientist

  • Anand Dhruva
    Associate Professor, Medicine. Authored (or co-authored) 45 research publications


in progress, not accepting new patients
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