Research Corner

Clinical Trial for Overweight Breast Cancer Survivors

Disparities researcher and cancer survivor, Vanessa B. Sheppard, PhD, associate professor of Oncology (right), is dedicating her life's work to helping African-American women survive cancer. Sheppard and Lucile Adams-Campbell, PhD, professor of Oncology and associate director for Minority Health and Health Disparities Research, are leading a team at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center funded by the National Cancer Institute, focused on breast cancer survivors. The goal of this study is to help improve survival outcomes by implementing a study to improve diet and physical activity levels for African-American breast cancer survivors.

Lucile Adams-Campbell, PhD, professor of Oncology and Vanessa B. Sheppard, PhD, assistant professor of Oncology sit down with WUSA9 to discuss an ongoing clinical trial for overweight African-American breast cancer survivors.

You may qualify to participate in this trial if you are an African-American breast cancer survivor and you meeting the following criteria:

  • Not currently participating in any exercise programs
  • Over 21 years of age
  • Within 6 months - 5 years post-cancer treatment
  • Overweight

Please contact Jennifer Hicks, MS for more information if you are interested in this trial at (202) 687-0848 or