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.