UCLA research study for young women survivors of breast cancer


Are you a young survivor of breast cancer? Would you like to consider participating in a research study that focuses on wellness after breast cancer?

UCLA is conducting a study to examine two group programs for young breast cancer survivors:

  • Mindfulness meditation classes
  • Survivorship education classes

We would like to compare these two group programs on meeting the common needs of young survivors. Classes will meet for six weeks and are held at UCLA. We will also ask you to come to UCLA for three in-person appointments throughout the duration of the study.


You may be eligible to participate, if:

  • You were diagnosed with breast cancer at age 50 or younger, and
  • Are within five years of your diagnosis

How to participate

If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please contact:

Los Angeles CA
University of California, Los Angeles
Barbara Kahn-Mills via email or at (310) 825-2520

Boston MA
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Please email PathwaysToWellness@partners.org or call (617) 582-9706

Baltimore MD
John Hopkins University
Please email HopkinsBreastTrials@jhmi.edu or call (410) 614-1361

About this study

This is a collaboration between the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and Johns Hopkins University (JHU). It is being conducted by:

Patricia A. Ganz, M.D., UCLA' Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
Julienne Bower, Ph.D., UCLA Psychology
Catherine Crespi, Ph.D., UCLA Biostatistics
Ann Partridge, M.D., M.P.H., DFCI Medical Oncology
Hadine Joffe, M.D., M.S.c., DFCI Psychiatry
Antonio Wolff, M.D., JHU Medical Oncology
Katherine Smith, Ph.D., JHU Behavioral Science
Elissa Bantug, M.H.S., JHU Health Communication

The research is funded by the National Cancer Institute.

Additional resources

If you would like more information on additional resources for young women survivors of breast cancer, please visit the Young Breast Cancer Survivorship Program via their website or Facebook.