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2017 Research Updates

I thought we would kick off the year by looking back and collating all the exciting research that has been happening in the world of exercise as a medicine for cancer.


Lots of exciting developments occurred in 2017, and more recently ESSA (Exercise and Sports Science Australia) and CEPA (Clinical Exercise Physiology Association), have announced their joint collaboration of the universal Journal of Clinical Exercise Physiology. This journal is the only global journal that focuses on clinical exercise physiology.

You can read more about it here: https://www.essa.org.au/media_release/member-statement-essa-cepa-announce-joint-journal-journal-of-clinical-exercise-physiology/

We will continue to post relevant scientific papers as they become available.

The Clinical Oncology Society of Australia holds a conference each year where various health professionals, including Medical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, and of course Exercise Physiologist present the latest research over a variety of topics. A summary of the 2017 conference and highlights of the conference, written by Dr Prue Cormie, can be viewed here http://oncologynews.com.au/whats-new-in-exercise-cancer-cosa-asm-2017-review/

A position statement will also be shortly released by COSA, which will include a summary of the available evidence. It is currently being finalised.

The Cancer Council has a myriad of helpful resources, including position statements on a variety of relevant topics. The statements have been reviewed by various supporting medical and scientific bodies, including the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia. You can find information relating to alcohol, breast cancer, prostate cancer, nutrition and physical activity, oral contraceptives and supportive care. Head to http://www.cancer.org.au/policy-and-advocacy/position-statements/

 Our mission at Moving Beyond Cancer is to put all this wonderful research and scientific knowledge into clinical practice. If you have any questions for us about specifically how exercise can benefit you, please do not hesitate to ask.

Happy Exercising ,


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