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Key resources

Target Pathologies - Cancer

a)   Cormie, P. et al. 2018. Clinical Oncology Society of Australia position statement on exercise in cancer care [Position statement summary]. Medical Journal of Australia.

b)   Hayes, S.C. et al., 2019 [In Press]. The Exercise and Sports Science Australia position statement: Exercise medicine in cancer management. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 

c)   Schmitz, K.H. 2010. American College of Sports Medicine roundtable on exercise guidelines for cancer survivors. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.

Further interest

a)    Betof, A.S. et al., 2013. Effects and potential mechanisms of exercise training on cancer progression. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity.

b)    Brown, J.C. et al., 2012. Cancer, physical activity, and exercise. Comprehensive Physiology.

c)    Cormie, P. et al., 2015. Exercise and Cancer Survivorship. Cancer Forum.

d)    Eickmeyer, S.M. et al., 2012. The role and efficacy of exercise in persons with cancer. PM & R.

e)    Hudis, C.A., & Jones, L. 2014. Promoting exercise after a cancer diagnosis: Easier said than done. British Journal of Cancer.

f)    Spence, R.R. et al., 2010. Exercise and cancer rehabilitation: A systematic review. Cancer Treatment Reviews.

Clinical pearls of wisdom

Professor Fiona Naumann (Discipline Lead for Clinical Exercise Physiology)

“Oncology patients of all ages benefit from an Accredited Exercise Physiologists expertise. Please use these resources to gain a greater understanding of the role exercise can play in assisting patients through treatment and recover from treatment. In addition to understanding the role of exercise for a patient, you may need to sell this message to patients, carers and clinicians alike. The resources will also  give you introductory prescription and programming knowledge for cancer patients.” 


Social media/news

Catalyst: Exercise and Cancer - ABC TV Science

Cancer Institute NSW - Cancer Treatments Online | eviQ

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