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Exercise Improved QoL, Functioning in Breast Cancer Survivors

Key clinical point: A supervised exercise program improved quality of life, physical functioning, and strength in breast cancer survivors.

Major finding: Handgrip strength improved significantly (from 22.2 to 25.6 kg.f and from 22.6 to 26.9 kg.f at the side of the operated and nonoperated limb), and sit-to-stand repetitions increased from 12 to 17.

Study details: A prospective nonrandomized study of 19 breast cancer survivors.

Disclosures: The MAMA MOVE Gaia study was funded by Liga Portuguesa Contra o Cancro. The investigators reported having no disclosures.


Joaquim A et al. ESMO 2019, Abstract 234P.