In this presentation, Dr. Jones will provide a comprehensive
overview of his research program focusing on the cardiovascular / functional
impact of cancer therapy, and efficacy of structured exercise training to
prevent and/or treat dysfunction. In the second part of his presentation, he
will discuss the evidence supporting the association between exercise behaviour
and prognosis following a cancer diagnosis. A major focus of the presentation
will be on the role of exercise to alter the host-tumor interaction.
Specifically, he will discuss the potential biologic and molecular mechanisms
underlying the effects of exercise on prognosis drawing on evidence from
clinical and preclinical studies. The talk will conclude with future directions
of the field as well as an overview of ongoing trials in this rapidly emerging
field of research.