Research Studies Seeking Breast Cancer Patients


Our Human Performance and Engineering Lab seeks volunteers for a breast cancer research study. We are studying ways to alleviate symptoms of weakness and fatigue in women affected by breast cancer and examining changes in the brain. 

Volunteers are compensated for their time. All participants who complete the study receive $300 and participants selected for a hand-grip training group receive an additional $900. We may be able to assist with transportation, or travel to your home.

Please speak with our Research Recruitment Specialist for more information. Call 973-323-3686 or email


See below for more information about our study currently recruiting participants with breast cancer.


Effect of Hand-grip Training on Breast Cancer-related Weakness (flyer)

This study examines the effect of a hand-grip training intervention on breast cancer-related symptoms of weakness and fatigue.

  • Participants will come to Kessler Foundation for 1 enrollment visit and 5 testing visits. The testing visits will include a total of 2 MRI brain scans and 3 EEG recordings while performing various hand tasks.
  • You will be assigned by chance to one of two exercise trainings or a no-training control group.
  • Participants assigned to the exercise training group will also receive 30 training sessions (5 training sessions per week for 6 weeks). The sessions can be completed at your home, work or at Kessler Foundation. 
  • To qualify, you must be a right-handed woman aged 40-75 years, who has had a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment in the past 20 years, and who is not involved in regular strength exercise.*


*Additional inclusion criteria may apply.  


Have other questions? Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions about our research.

Want to see other studies? Click here to return to our "Join Our Research Studies" page. 

Don't see a study for which you qualify? You can still sign up to be contacted about future research opportunities!

To contact our Research Recruitment Specialist directly, email


Interested in learning more or enrolling in this study? Please fill out the form below and click on "Contact Us." Our research recruitment specialist will contact you directly. 


 This listing was last updated on 1/7/2019.