Please Move: Get Your Oncology Patients Exercising With Karen Basen-Engquist, PhD, MPH

At the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, Karen Basen-Engquist, PhD, MPH, Director of the Center for Energy Balance in Cancer Prevention and Survivorship at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, sat down with Oncology Data Advisor after presenting her education session on behavioral strategies to get your patients with cancer exercising and why it is important.  

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Exercise Improves Quality of Life in African American Cancer Survivors

Research has shown exercise is crucial to improve cancer outcomes in survivors. The American Cancer Society (ACS) recommends that cancer survivors should exercise for at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per week. Unfortunately, many cancer survivors do not meet these recommendations. In particular, preliminary research suggests African American cancer survivors engage in lower levels of physical activity, and they have a higher likelihood of dying from their disease th...

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Prescribing a Healthy Diet and Exercise for Breast Cancer With Neil Iyengar, MD

Patients with breast cancer can derive significant benefits from eating well and staying physically active during their treatment. In his previous interview with i3 Health, Neil Iyengar, MD, a medical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, explained the roles that nutrition and exercise can play in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. In this second installment, Dr. Iyengar discusses the personalized strategies that are most likely to benefit patients. In addition, he of...

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Nutrition and Exercise Before, During, and After Breast Cancer With Neil Iyengar, MD

Proper nutrition and adequate exercise can be considerably effective not only in helping to relieve symptoms and enhance quality of life in patients who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, but also to possibly prevent the development and progression of breast and other cancers. Neil Iyengar, MD, a medical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, has performed extensive research regarding the link between metabolic health and the development and recurrence of breast cancer, a top...

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