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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The MATCH Study - Mindfulness/Tai Chi - University of Calgary/Princess Margaret Toronto



The MATCH Study | Mindfulness and Tai Chi for Cancer Health

 The University of Calgary and Princess Margaret Cancer Centre are conducting a study called MATCH comparing the benefits of these two group programs on well-being and functioning in cancer survivors

Are you Eligible?

In order to participate you must:

  • Be over the age of 18
  • Have been diagnosed with any type of cancer (stage I-III) except brain
  • Have completed active treatment (i.e. surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy) at least 4 months previously (ongoing hormonal therapies, AIs, tamoxifen, herceptin does not preclude)
  • Be able to attend classes at scheduled times
  • Have sufficient functional capacity to participate (judged by PAR-Q questionnaire, study staff, participant and participant’s physician)
  • Be able to speak, read, and write English sufficiently to participate in all activities.

You are unable to participate if you are experiencing any of the following:

  • Your cancer is metastatic or you are currently on chemotherapy.
  • You currently engage in meditation or tai chi one or more times per week
  • You have participated in the MBCR program in the past.

When is this happening?

Groups will begin every October, February and April beginning in 2016. Registration will begin in August 2016.

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