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NEWS & EVENTS
Because training centers were closed in Germany, the Heidelberg University Hospital developed a live-remote exercise intervention for participants of the EFFECT trial. Patients successfully follow the study intervention from their living rooms. They train as hard as in-person and enjoy the interaction with the trainer and the other participants.
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The team of Onkologikoa in San Sebastian, Spain, had the honor of including the 100th patient in the EFFECT trial. In addition, the first few patients have been included in Poland, which means that all countries are now recruiting.
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We just completed our 5th PREFERABLE consortium meeting. Great to work as a team with very motivated people. It is also encouraging that recruitment is going well under the current circumstances for both the EFFECT and PERSPECTIVE study.
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After a year of lockdowns and slow recruitment due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are very glad to announce that almost all sites are now recruiting for the EFFECT trial. In addition to recruitment in the Netherlands, Germany, Spain and Sweden, recruitment has now also started at an additional site in Germany (Cologne) and in Australia. And last but not least, Poland is expected to start very soon as well. To date 82 participants, of the 350 to be included, have started in the trial worldwide.
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21 December 2020
We are very happy to announce that patient recruitment for the EFFECT trial is progressing! Most sites were able to take measures to deal with the COVID-19 related restrictions and recruitment has been restarted. Off course, challenges remain but we are grateful that we can offer a place to most women now who are willing to join.
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the patient recruitment for the EFFECT trial has been put on hold. All patients who were already included stopped exercising at a physiotherapy centre and will continue when they are allowed to. In the meantime, patients will perform home-based exercise.
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This time, the consortium meeting took place at the Medical University of Gdańsk in Poland.
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The consortium met at the German Sport University Cologne to prepare the EFFECT and PERSPECTIVE studies.
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PREFERABLE researchers Dr. Anne May (UMCU) and Prof. Dr. Karen Steindorf (DKFZ) have been invited by consortium member EUROPA DONNA – The European Breast Cancer Coalition to present at their 2nd MBC advocacy conference in Milan, Italy.
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PREFERABLE’s consortium members and advisors attended the 66th annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) in Orlando, Florida, USA. ACSM’s annual meeting brings together science and practice with leading experts and latest research on sports medicine and exercise oncology.
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The official launch of the PREFERABLE project took place on 10th and 11th January 2019. All project partners met in the University Medical Center Utrecht, NL, that is coordinator of the project.
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As the coordinator of the project UMC Utrecht attended the H2020 Coordinator’s Day in Brussels. All 10 coordinators from 5 countries who received funding within the H2020 call ‘Novel patient-centred approaches for survivorship, palliation and/or end-of-life care’ met at the European Commission to present and discuss their projects during a scientific meeting.
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TWITTER

We are halfway of our recruitment for the EFFECT study on effects of exercise in patients with mBC! This week the 176th participant agreed to participate. A big thank to the participants and the staff. More info https://www.h2020preferable.eu @ABCGlobalAll @europadonna @HorizonEU

Visiting our site in Poznań, Poland for monitoring. They are doing a great job. Keep up the good work! #H2020 #mBC #effectstudy #preferable The next monitor visit will be at our site in Stockholm #karolinskainstitutet

Work can be an integral part of peoples’ well-being. Share your views on work and advanced breast cancer (ABC) to help us stimulate the right discussion. It will only take 2 minutes. http://www.workingwithabc.com
#actabc #advancedbreastcancer #metastaticbreastcancer #workingwithABC

We know exercise is recommended for advanced cancer patients, but what are their attitudes towards it? This open-access article from @MASCC_JSCC examines patients’ fatigue, depression, motivation and barriers to exercise before and after treatment. http://ow.ly/eCQr50FEV7X

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