Journal of Clinical Oncology
African American women with breast cancer have higher cancer-specific and overall mortality rates. Obesity is common among African American women and contributes to breast cancer progression and numerous chronic conditions. Weight loss interventions among breast cancer survivors positively affect weight, behavior, biomarkers, and psychosocial outcomes, yet few target African Americans. This article examines the effects of Moving Forward, a weight loss intervention for African American breast cancer survivors (AABCS) on weight, body composition, and behavior.
Sheean, Patricia M.; Stolley, Melinda; Garber, Ben; Arroyo, Claudia; Schiffer, Linda; Banerjee, Anjishnu; Visotcky, Alexis; Fantuzzi, Giamila; Strahan, Desmona; Matthews, Lauren; Dakers, Roxanne; Carridine-Andrews, Cynthia; Seligman, Katya; Springfield, Sparkle; Odoms-Young, Angela; Hong, Susan; Hoskins, Kent; Kaklamani, Virginia; and Sharp, Lisa. Efﬁcacy of a Weight Loss Intervention for African American Breast Cancer Survivors. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 35, 24: 2820-2828, 2017. Retrieved from Loyola eCommons, School of Nursing: Faculty Publications and Other Works, http://dx.doi.org/10.1200/JCO.2016.71.9856
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