Oral Presentation FCIC Survivorship Conference 2013

Examining the Effects of Exercise as a Treatment for Cardiovascular and Oncologic Outcomes in Cancer Patients (#9)

Lee Jones 1
  1. Duke Cancer Institute, Durham, NC, United States
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.