The IACS Study:
Integrative Approaches to Cancer Survivorship

Are you a breast cancer survivor who is interested in learning more about diet, lifestyle, and exercise?

The UCSF IACS study is seeking breast cancer survivors to participate in a novel research project that explores the effects of certain lifestyle, nutritional and physical activity recommendations, based on Ayurvedic Medicine, for managing cancer-related symptoms and improving overall quality of life. Ayurveda is a 5,000 year old system of medicine originating in the Indian subcontinent that emphasizes prevention and wellness.

Participating in the IACS study

As a participant, you would:

  • Participate in a 4-month program
  • Meet individually with a clinician and yoga instructor
  • Complete 3 assessment visits over 5 months
  • Get support in making long-term lifestyle decisions

You may be eligible if:

  • You are a breast cancer survivor who is between 1-12 months beyond the completion of primary therapy (surgery, radiation and chemotherapy)
  • You have received chemotherapy
  • You are in remission

For more information on the study and to see if you qualify, please contact the study coordinator at 415-353-7728.

The IACS study is being conducted at UCSF’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine.

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