Mindfulness-Based Intervention in Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy

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    Interventional What is this?

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    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
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Study IDs

  • Site IRB:

    • Rochester, Minnesota: 13-008531
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About this study

There is evidence that mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) such as meditation, mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and yoga might improve Quality of Life (QOL) and reduce stress in breast cancer survivors. These interventions are becoming increasingly popular in cancer survivors. However, little is known about the feasibility and effect of MBIs administered during the interval of time of chemotherapy, on QOL and stress. The investigators are planning a MBI intervention study developed specifically for breast cancer survivors receiving chemotherapy (usually 4-5 months) at the investigators institution, for at least 8 sessions combined with at least 8 weeks of home-practice, in 25 women receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion criteria:

  • Women 20-75 years old
  • Diagnosed with breast cancer
  • Scheduled to begin chemotherapy at Mayo Clinic Rochester

Exclusion criteria

  • Pregnant
  • Practicing mindfulness

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

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Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Daniela Stan, M.D.

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Katrina Croghan