MD Anderson Yoga For Breast Cancer Research


Photo By Cody Duty.  Dr. Lorenzo Cohen of M.D. Anderson meditates outside of M.D. Anderson's Cancer Prevention Building.

Photo By Cody Duty. Dr. Lorenzo Cohen of M.D. Anderson meditates outside of M.D. Anderson’s Cancer Prevention Building.

By Diana Ross, E-RYT 500 Co-Founder of Breast Cancer Yoga

We are so excited to say that results of the largest ever research grant ($4 million) to study the effects of yoga on breast cancer now available.  Dr. Lorenzo Cohen, PhD. was awarded the largest ever grant to research the benefits of YOGA as a genuine tool in helping women through the stages of breast cancer. http://www.mdanderson.org/education-and-research/departments-programs-and-labs/programs-centers-institutes/integrative-medicine-program/index.html

Dr. Cohen and I met in a discussion group at the very first IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists) symposium at the Himalayan Institute a few years back.  He was a presenter and spoke of the benefits of yoga for women during breast cancer. Being specific about the autonomic nervous system balancing the hormones of the body, in particular cortisol a stress hormone. Stress as we all know plays a large impact on how we handle life altering circumstances.  Now the results are in and we are all excited to find out the yoga postures and breathing techniques play a large role in healing during breast cancer.

This is a computation on yoga and radiation. http://jco.ascopubs.org/content/early/2014/03/03/JCO.2012.48.2752.abstract

 

Diana RossAbout Diana Ross:  E-RYT 500 restorative yoga teacher, survivor that cares and founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Diana is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

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  1. What with know will every cell of our being, is now ‘official’. I expect to see more yoga for cancer survivors classes. That is why I am training yoga students online, the demand is going to be great. I also spoke to Dr. Andrew Kennedy, at an international GI conference (I am a colorectal survivor). He asked me to come and speak on yoga’s benefits for cancer patients. Yes!

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  2. Tammie Morrison says:

    How does a person qualify as a member of this trial?

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  1. […] The same researchers received a $2.4 million grant from the National Cancer Institute in 2009 to study the effects of yoga on breast cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy. The study is currently underway at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and is actively recruiting women. Research completed in April 2014, and the participants have more miracles to report. […]

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  2. […] me to feel tension. It’s getting the tension to subside and go that is the challenge. Research shows tension held in the mind and body can have devastating health consequences. The benefits of […]

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