ESSA Position Statement: Exercise Medicine in Cancer Management
Since Exercise and Sports Science Australia first published its position statement on exercise guidelines for people with cancer in 2009, there has been exponential growth in research evaluating the role of exercise pre-, during and post-cancer treatment. This online activity highlights the new evidence in support of exercise post-cancer and the strengths and limitations of the wider oncology and exercise evidence base. The online activity also provides an overview of the exercise prescription framework outlined in the position statement, and how this can be used to ensure targeted, cancer specific, exercise prescription during and following treatment.
This is a recording of an ESSA webinar presented on 5 August 2019.
Presented by Prof Sandi Hayes, PhD and Prof Rob Newton, PhD
Dr Hayes is an Exercise Physiologist and Senior Research Fellow within the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI), Queensland University of Technology. Her translational program of research focuses entirely on ‘cancer survivorship’ and draws on experiences and training in exercise science and epidemiology. Her specific expertise relates to understanding the physical and psychosocial concerns faced following cancer and the role of exercise in cancer recovery.
Professor Robert Newton, PhD, AEP, CSCS*D, FESSA, FNSCA is Associate Dean, Medical and Exercise Sciences and Research Professor, Exercise Medicine Research Institute at Edith Cowan University Perth, Western Australia. Current major research directions include reducing decline in strength, body composition and functional ability in cancer patients; application of exercise medicine as an adjuvant and neoadjuvant therapy to cancer surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy for treatment enhancement and amelioration of side effects; and mechanisms of targeted exercise impacting tumour biology.
Professor Newton has published over 800 scientific articles including 372 refereed journal papers, 450 conference abstracts and papers, two books, 16 book chapters and has a current Scopus h-Index of 73 with his work being cited 17,600 times. As of 2019 his research had attracted over $35Million in competitive research funding. In 2018 he received the career achievement award from the Cancer Council WA and was a finalist for Western Australian of the Year and finalist for the Premier’s Science Award.
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