REACH | Research in Exercise And Cancer Health Podcast
Being a cancer survivor brings a unique set of challenges that can affect every aspect of your life. Join Ciaran Fairman, along leading researchers, oncologists, health professionals and cancer survivors as they bring you the latest in exercise, nutrition and lifestyle behaviours to reduce cancer risk improve survivor ship.
Dr. Katie Schmitz is an exercise oncology researcher and the current president of the American College of Sports Medicine. Her work has been instrumental in furthering our understanding of weight training and lymphedema in women with breast cancer.
In this episode, we chat about her research in weight training and lymphedema, safety considerations and progression tips. We also talk about the upcoming ACSM roundtable update in 2019 and what we can expect.
Lastly, we talk about ways professionals can get involved in education and dissemination efforts with ACSM. YOu can get in touch with katie @fitaftercancer on twitter or email: email@example.com
It is well understood that chemotherapy results in alterations in cardiac function. Anecdotally, it has been reported for years that individuals receiving chemotherapy have altered heart rates at rest and during exercise. Amy Kirkham returns to the show to chat about some of her recent research documenting alterations in resting heart rate with chemotherapy in individuals with breast cancer and puts forward some suggestions for exercise prescription.
Saying we need exercise as cancer of care is one thing. Actually going through the process to make that happen is another. Mary Kennedy has a wealth of experience in looking at systems and figuring out how to make them work. She is doing some incredible work in figuring out how to optimise referral pathways and figure out how to make this process as efficient as possible.
Catch up with Mary at twitter @maryAKennedy1 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Daniel Santa Mina is an assistant professor at the University of Toronto. Daniel has done some fantastic work in the area of exercise oncology, most recently publishing some papers examining how we can best translate our research into the trenches and provide individuals with cancer access to physical activity programs.
In this episode, we chat about translating research into practice, life as an early career researcher and he recent COSA statement on exercise oncology as a standard of cancer care.
Morten Quist is a physiotherapist clinician-researcher with expertise in exercise for patients with cancer. Besides his research he has co-founded and co-created two exercise communities in Denmark (Proof of Life and PACT) for both cancer survivors and patients with cancer.
In this episode, we chat about his research investigating exercise in lung cancer, how this resulted in individuals with cancer undergoing chemotherapy getting access to exercise, and some of the community programs he has set up in Denmark.
Jessica Scott is a principal investigator out of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where she investigates the effects of aerobic exercise in various types of cancers.
In this episode, we chat about the mechanisms of cardiotoxicity in cancer and how aerobic exercise can have a protective effect. We also talk about a recent study from their lab investigating aerobic exercise in individuals with metastatic breast cancer.