Researchers conducted a systematic literature search to identify studies investigating the effectiveness of preoperative exercise on outcomes among oncology patients undergoing surgery.
In a secondary analysis of the BEATE and INVEST study, researchers followed a link between levothyroxine use, exercise, and fatigue in women with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy.
Exercise intervention was associated with improved z-score and serum biomarkers in obese survivors of breast cancer.
Researchers examined the impact of BEAT Cancer intervention on sleep for breast cancer survivors.
For this study, researchers sought to determine the effect exercise would have on severity of symptoms for patients who develop CIPN after taxane, platinum, or vinca alkaloid based chemotherapy.
A team from Methodist Hospital Cancer Center discuss an app developed at the facility that helps breast cancer survivors with nutrition and physical activity at SABCS 2017.
A feasibility study involving 60 patients with bladder cancer sought to determine if preoperative vigorous cardiovascular activity would improve postsurgical outcomes.
Researchers evaluated the effectiveness of online learning modules on physical activity counseling for oncology nurses. Although the modules improved nurses' counseling practices, they did not resolve the issue of physical activity in survivors.
A Structured Group Exercise Program for Patients With Metastatic Cancer Receiving Chemotherapy and CTNNB1 (β-catenin) as a Biomarker of Exercise EfficacyNovember 17, 2017
[Cancer Management and Research] This research explores the feasibility of group exercise intervention using strength and aerobic training for patients with metastatic cancer undergoing chemotherapy.
This study evaluated the feasibility and potential efficacy of a yoga intervention for patients with NSCLC and their caregivers.
Patients with breast cancer experiencing fatigue need to be encouraged to exercise. In this study, investigators measured the impact of enhancing oncologist recommendations with a yoga-based DVD.
Long-term benefits seen for those who practice at least two times a week
Researchers examined the impact of exercise and low body fat mass on recurrence of colorectal polyps among survivors of colorectal cancer.
This study investigated the impact of exercise (1 hour/week) and low body fat mass on recurrence of colorectal polyp recurrence among survivors of colorectal cancer.
Resistance Training, Nutritional Interventions Prevent Muscle Loss During, After Radiotherapy for Head and Neck CancerAugust 01, 2017
Intervention with resistance training and nutritional supplements during and after radiation therapy is not only feasible, but also shown to prevent loss of muscle mass and improve quality of life in patients with head and neck cancer (HNC).
Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity was found to improve working memory and executive function in survivors of breast cancer.
Prehabilitation before initiating ADT in older men with prostate cancer may improve functioning, even in men on short-term ADT.
Lifestyle changes that promote proper weight management, increased exercise, and a healthy diet have the potential to improve survivors' health and well-being.
Tai chi is as effective as cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) for the treatment of insomnia in breast cancer survivors.
Patients with stage III colon cancer who follow the ACS guidelines for a healthy lifestyle after adjuvant chemotherapy had longer disease-free survival and overall survival.
High Levels of Negative Emotions in Breast Cancer Survivors Motivates Exercise, Increases Cortisol LevelsMay 15, 2017
Negative emotions were shown to motivate breast cancer survivors to engage in moderate-to-vigorous exercise, and can increase their daytime levels of cortisol.
Patients who practiced Eischens yoga twice a week had less fatigue, sexual dysfunction, and certain scores related to quality of life.
patients with prostate cancer who attended yoga classes had less fatigue and better sexual and urinary function.
Physical activity is proven to improve both physical and mental effects of cancer diagnosis and treatment, even if the activity needs to be modified to fit the patient's current abilities.
Exercise helps patients with gastrointestinal cancer undergoing chemotherapy cope with their disease and treatment.
Predictive risk model shows that lifestyle choices have a greater influence on risk for colorectal cancer than does genetic factors.
Dr Lori Baudino, a clinical psychologist and dance/movement therapist, discusses a program that helps children with cancer cope with their disease and treatment, and learn to be children again.
Despite the known benefits of physical activity for breast cancer survivors, a large proportion of this population continues to be physically inactive after treatment.
Simply walking for 30 minutes 3 times a week has significant impact on symptom severity and ability to cope, as well as quality of life, for patients with advanced cancer.
The researchers concluded that physical activity should be routinely assessed and that clinicians should collaborate with their patients to design a physical activity plan.
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