Project ID: 2016_003_LYN_01

The ACTIVATE trial is testing whether wearable technology fitness bands (Garmin Vivofit 2) can improve physical activity amongst women who have had breast cancer.


What does this project involve?

If you choose to take part, you will be asked to wear a fitness band for a period of 12 weeks and complete a questionnaire. The Garmin Vivofit 2 will be yours to keep after the trial is completed.

The researcher: Dr Brigid Lynch

Dr Lynch is a Senior Research Fellow in Cancer Council Victoria’s Cancer Epidemiology Centre, and has honorary appointments with The University of Melbourne and Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute. Her work focuses on how physical activity and sedentary behavior (sitting time) are associated with cancer risk, and health outcomes amongst cancer survivors.

Who is eligible?

You are eligible to take part in this project if you:

  • have been diagnosed with stage 1-3 breast cancer within the past 5 years
  • have completed primary treatment at least 6 months ago (ongoing endocrine therapy is acceptable)
  • were post-menopausal at time of diagnosis
  • currently have a relatively inactive lifestyle
  • are willing and able to travel in to Cancer Council Victoria, St Kilda Rd Melbourne, on one occassion

Where is the project being conducted?

The project is being conducted at Cancer Council Victoria, 615 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne.

How do I express interest in participating?

To get more information about this project:

  • Click on “Yes, I’m interested” at the bottom of this page and follow the prompts.
  • Call us on 1300 709 485 and we can help you through the process. Register4 is an online register, so have your email address ready.

After we verify your details, we will send you an invitation email. The invitation email formally asks whether you give Register4 permission to forward your contact details to the researcher. You will also have the opportunity to specify which contact details you would like us to send to the researcher on your behalf.