Introduction: physical activity – the panacea?


The benefits of physical activity after cancer are becoming increasingly evident from clinical studies. Regular, particularly supervised, physical activity programmes have been shown to help many of the late effects which plague individuals after cancer treatments and are associated with reduced rates of relapse and better survival. In this session we will hear from international and UK experts who have set and evaluated successful programmes. This will motivate the audience to incorporate physical activity programmes at their own units and provide skills practical tools in order to do so. Learning objectives: 1. Provides an update of the evidence for the benefits of physical activity after cancer 2. Explain the biochemical, physiological and physical changes which occur after exercise bestowing their anti-cancer potential 3. Provide practical tips and tools to implement physical activity programmes into routine clinical practice