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Articles of interest that relate to Cancer Rehab

Each month we shall update this page with any new items of interest that you may find interesting to read. It will include research articles, newspaper articles, or events you may wish to attend.


Epidemiol Rev. 2017 Jan 1;39(1):71-92. doi: 10.1093/epirev/mxx007. The Impact of Exercise on Cancer Mortality, Recurrence, and Treatment-Related Adverse Effects. Cormie P, Zopf EM, Zhang X, Schmitz KH.

Abstract The combination of an increasing number of new cancer cases and improving survival rates has led to a large and rapidly growing population with unique health-care requirements. Exercise has been proposed as a strategy to help address the issues faced by cancer patients. Supported by a growing body of research, major health organizations commonly identify the importance of incorporating…

An international perspective on integrating physiotherapists in oncology care

Martijn MStuiverabNicole LStoutcAmy MDennettdeCaroline MSpeksnijderfghKristin L Campbell Introduction Cancer and its treatments can result in impairments, which can affect multiple body systems. These impairments restrict physical functioning and participation in activities of daily living and life roles of many patients, consequently limiting their quality of life. Many such impairments are amenable to physiotherapy interventions. Numerous studies have shown beneficial effects…

Cancer recovery and a personalised exercise service: A preliminary analysis

Purpose Previously people with long term illnesses such as cancer were often advised by their clinical team to rest and reduce their physical activity. But recent research has shown that exercise is not only safe and possible during cancer treatment, it can also improve an individual’s level of physical functioning, increase their strength and stamina, improve their quality of life…

NIHR Signal Physical activity in the community improves mobility for cancer survivors

Published on 25 July 2017 doi: 10.3310/signal-000453 Programmes to encourage physical activity for people with cancer at home or in local communities have a positive impact on physical function. The changes were generally small to moderate, for example those receiving rehabilitation could walk on average 28 metres further in six minutes. The studies mostly included older people with breast cancer,…

The Impact of Exercise on Cancer Mortality, Recurrence, and Treatment-Related Adverse Effects

Prue Cormie Eva M Zopf Xiaochen Zhang Kathryn H Schmitz Epidemiologic Reviews, Volume 39, Issue 1, 1 January 2017, Pages 71–92.https://doi.org/10.1093/epirev/mxx007 Published: 27 April 2017 Over 750,000 people of working age are living with cancer in the UK . As many as 63,000 people with cancer today want to work but are unable to do so because they do not…

Physical Activity and Cancer

ON THIS PAGE What is physical activity? What is known about the relationship between physical activity and cancer risk? How might physical activity be linked to reduced risks of cancer? Is being sedentary linked to health risks? How much physical activity is recommended for general health benefits? Is physical activity beneficial for cancer survivors? What additional research is under way…

Exercise and other non-pharmaceutical interventions for cancer-related fatigue

Exercise and other non-pharmaceutical interventions for cancer-related fatigue in patients during or after cancer treatment: a systematic review incorporating an indirect-comparisons meta-analysis. Abstract AIM: To assess the relative effects of different types of exercise and other non-pharmaceutical interventions on cancer-related fatigue (CRF) in patients during and after cancer treatment. DESIGN: Systematic review and indirect-comparisons meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES: Articles were searched…