What is the ALPHA Trial?
Breast cancer affects thousands of women in Canada every year. Research has shown that there is a link between increased physical activity and decreased breast cancer risk. This association is true in older women, and also applies to people who only started activity late in life. However, we do not yet understand HOW activity influences breast cancer risk. The ALPHA Trial is examining how increased physical activity decreases the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women.
The study is one of the first in the world of its kind, and is generating valuable information on how women can decrease their own risk.
Women between the ages of 50 -74 who did not have breast cancer and who did not exercise at the time they enrolled were studied.
Thank You to Participants
We have completed recruitment for the ALPHA Trial!
We extend our heartfelt thanks to each and every one of our current and former participants. We will continue to send you newsletters to keep you updated on the progress of the ALPHA Trial. We will let you know the results from the study as soon as possible.
All participants have finished the 12-month program and testing. Results were available in the fall of 2006 amd data analysis was carried out from 2007 to 2009. The final report of the study is expected in the fall of 2010, and will be made available here.