Night-time Compression for Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema (LYNC): A Randomized Controlled Efficacy Trial result for canadian institute of health research


Principal Investigator:

Kristin Campbell

Student Project Leader:

Bolette Rafn


The Night-time Compression for Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema Trial (LYNC), funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, is testing if night-time compression, through self-applied compression bandaging (CB) or use of a night-time compression system garment (NCSG) is helpful in controlling arm lymphedema, sleep, arm function and quality of life.

We currently have 25 women enrolled and are aiming for another 15 women to participate. Data collection for the Vancouver site of this 3-site trial (also in Edmonton and Calgary) is at University of British Columbia.
Benefits to participants: Through participation, all participants will receive a NCSG through being part of the study and can keep this after completion of the study.

You are eligible to participate if you are:

A women that has had arm swelling that has occurred as a result of breast cancer treatment.

You are ineligible to participate if you are:

To participate, patients need have completed their cancer treatments and have no other major health concerns.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Bolette Rafn at or 604-827-1914