Exercise Shown to Benefit All Cancer Patients

February 3, 2011

The PAL study proved the benefits of exercise both during and after breast cancer treatment but, according to new national guidelines, all cancer patients should find ways to be physically active. Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH, of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, led a 13-member panel of experts from the American College of Sports Medicine that developed these new recommendations after reviewing and evaluating literature on the safety and efficacy of exercise training during and after cancer therapy. "We now have a compelling body of high-quality evidence that exercise during and after treatment is safe -- and beneficial -- for these patients." Read More