Beth Sanders Moore: New Study on Meditation A Boon For Breast Cancer Survivors

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We at CancerForward and our social media communities are very excited about a study published this week that brings ground-breaking news for breast cancer survivors. For the first time, researchers have shown that practicing mindfulness meditation has a positive physical impact at the cellular level in breast cancer survivors. For many years, oncologists have known that alternative or integrative therapies likes meditation bolster the emotional well-being of cancer survivors.

A team from Alberta Health Services’ Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the University of Calgary Department of Oncology has demonstrated that telomeres, the protein complexes at the end of chromosomes, maintain their length in breast cancer survivors who meditate. Longer telomeres are believed to protect against disease, while shortened telomeres are associated with cell aging and several disease states.
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Surviving Cancer: 2014 Forward Mover
Margo Hilliard Alford In Her Own Words

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Rev. Preston J Allen In His Own Words

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Surviving Cancer: 2014 Forward Mover
Ron Baloochi In His Own Words

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Janet Cockrell In Her Own Words

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Rebecca Cooke In Her Own Words

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Michael Francisco In His Own Words

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Bob G. Gower In His Own Words

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Anne Hamilton Meyn In Her Own Words

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Transforming Cancer Survivorship Through Research and Best Practice

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I’m already jotting down questions for the panel of this March 2015 symposium, and looking forward to participating as an observer.

Produced by the University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute Survivorship Program, the event features as speakers the All Stars of Cancer Survivorship: Julia H. Rowland, PhD, Director, NCI Office of Cancer Survivorship; Patricia Ganz, MD – UCLA; Michael Stubblefield, MD – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Kathryn Schmitz, PhD – University of Pennsylvania; Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, PhD, RD – University of Alabama; and, Timothy Ahles, PhD – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
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