Tai Chi, Cellular Inflammation, and Transcriptome Dynamics in Breast Cancer Survivors with Insomnia: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Affiliation

Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience, Los Angeles, CA and Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and Department of Medicine, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA and Division of Health Policy and Management, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA and Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA and Department of Psychology, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Date of publication

November 2014

conclusion

Among breast cancer survivors with insomnia, 3 months of TCC reduced cellular inflammatory responses, and reduced expression of genes encoding proinflammatory mediators. Given the link between inflammation and cancer, these findings provide an evidence-based molecular framework to understand the potential salutary effects of TCC on cancer survivorship.

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