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Cancer and physical activity

The texts for this project were developed in cooperation with the members of our Advisory Board.
• Prof. Dr. med. Salah Eddin Al-Batran, Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
• Prof. Dr. med. Diana Lüftner, Berlin (Germany)
• Amel M’sadek, (Oncology Nurse and Member of the French Association of Oncology Nurses (AFIC)), Rennes Cedex (France)
• Marion Mecklenborg, (Oncology Nurse), Bremen (Germany)
• Dr. ssa. Alessandra Milani, (Oncology Nurse), Milan (Italy)
• Maria Paz Fernández Ortega, (Oncology Nurse), Barcelona (Spain)
• Julia Williams, (Oncology Nurse), Berks (England)

In this module, you will find out about the importance of physical activity and sport for the recovery process and the quality of life of cancer patients.

1. Strasser B et al; Impact of resistance training in cancer survivors: a meta-analysis; Med Sci Sports Exerc. (2013) 45(11):2080-90. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e31829a3b63

2. Schmidt et al; Gentle strength training in rehabilitation of breast cancer patients compared to conventional therapy; Anticancer Res. (2012) Aug;32(8):3229-33

3. Götte M et al; Sports in pediatric oncology: the role(s) of physical activity for children with cancer; J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2014 Mar; 36(2):85-90. doi: 10.1097/MPH.0000000000000101

4. Patti Antonino et al; Pediatric exercise programs in Children with hematological cancer: A systematic review; European Journal of Sport Studies (2013); doi: 10.12863/ejssbx1x2-2013x3

5. Freerk T. Baumann et al; Clinical exercise interventions in pediatric oncology: a systematic review; Pediatric Research (2013); 74, 366-374; doi:10.1038/pr.2013.123

6. Hanna van Waart et al; Effect of Low-Intensity Physical Activity and Moderate- to High-Intensity Physical Exercise During Adjuvant Chemotherapy on Physical Fitness, Fatigue, and Chemotherapy Completion Rates: Results of the PACES Randomized Clinical Trial; J Clin Oncol (2015); doi: 10.1200/JCO.2014.59.1081

7. A. Fisher et al; Recall of physical activity advice was associated with higher levels of physical activity in colorectal cancer patients. BMJ Open (2015); 5 (4): e006853 DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006853

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