Webinars

ISBNPA Webinar SIG Cancer Prevention and Management: Tailoring exercise interventions for people living with and beyond cancer.

13 May 2020

ISBNPA Webinar SIG Cancer Prevention and Management: Tailoring exercise interventions for people living with and beyond cancer.

 

Calendar

May 12, 8pm, London (check your time zone schedule)

 

Speaker: Anika Petrella, PhD - University of Toronto

Speaker: Laurien Buffart, PhD - Radboudumc

 

Moderators:

Cristina M. Caperchione, PhD - University of Technology Sydney

Rebecca Beeken, PhD - Leeds Institute of Health Sciences

Caroline Kampshoff, PhD - Amsterdam UMC, VU University

 

Abstract

Building on the success of sport-based health-promotion initiatives in engaging hard to reach groups of men, Ms. Petrella will discuss her work examining the role of sport in delivering supportive care to young men after cancer. A sport-based, testicular cancer specific intervention piloted at the University of Toronto will be discussed, alongside data examining the impact of tailoring community-based health programs to young men living with and beyond cancer. Dr. Buffart will present results from the Predicting OptimaL cAncer RehabIlitation and Supportive care (POLARIS). With the POLARIS initiative, she built an international consortium and shared database with individual patient data from multiple randomized controlled trails that evaluated the effects of exercise interventions in patients with cancer. She used this data to study whether the effects of exercise interventions differed by patient characteristics or by specific exercise prescriptions. This knowledge will help to better tailor exercise interventions for patients with cancer.