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Ex-Med Cancer: prescribing exercise, the cancer wonder-drug

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Regular exercise could be considered a wonder-drug for cancer patients. Research shows it eases side effects from treatment, lower people’s relative risk of having a recurrence and, in fact, lowers their risk of dying from cancer.

Despite this, most people with cancer don’t exercise regularly and exercise isn’t prescribed as part of routine cancer care.

Ex-Med Cancer is a new program designed to counteract the adverse effects of cancer and its treatment through exercise medicine.

Learn more about the research evidence and this safe, effective and feasible community based service in a Monday Lunch Live accessible for all health professionals, patients and community members.

Associate Professor Prue Cormie is an exercise physiologist whose research and clinical work focuses on the application of exercise as medicine for the management of cancer. She aims to enhance the lives of people with cancer through innovative research and effectively translating research into practice. Her track record includes over $3 million in grant funding, over 70 refereed publications, over 200 conference & seminar presentations and a TED talk. More information about her work is available here: https://iha.acu.edu.au/cancer

Monday 30 October

VCCC Building, Lecture Theatre B, Level 7

Light lunch served from 12:30pm

Presentation: 1-2pm

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