Couples dealing with cancer build stronger bodies and relationships in OHSU trial
The Exercising Together study at OHSU is the first in the world that uses exercise to improve the health of both cancer patients and their partners. Hear from Dr. Kerri Winters-Stone and some of the participants.
First of its kind study tests approaches for fall prevention after chemotherapy
The study compared two different exercise programs — tai ji quan versus strength training — to see which was more effective in preventing falls after chemotherapy in older, postmenopausal women. Neither stood out as superior to another, but the findings suggest that tai ji might specifically help reduce fall-related injuries in patients with treatment-induced balance impairments. Read more in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Master classes for physical therapy professionals will appear in upcoming journal
Sponsored by the Danish and Dutch physical therapy associations, Kerri Winters-Stone, Ph.D., and Kimi Daniel, M.S., delivered master classes on exercise-based approaches to improve functioning in cancer survivors to over 60 therapists in Copenhagen and Amsterdam. They were invited to write a paper on the program that will be published in a journal of the Danish Physical Therapy Association.
Helping cancer patients with bone metastases benefit from exercise
An international panel including OHSU’s Kerri Winters-Stone, Ph.D., has published best practice recommendations on exercise for people with cancer that has spread to their bones.
Delivering exercise medicine to cancer survivors
Read Kerri Winters-Stone's commentary featured in the Journal of Supportive Care: "Delivering exercise medicine to cancer survivors: has COVID-19 shifted the landscape for how and who can be reached with supervised group exercise?"
Cancer patients don’t need to avoid physical exertion, including exercise
Exercise is not only safe during and after cancer treatment, studies have found that physical training can bring improvements in daily functioning and quality of life while reducing symptoms such as cancer-related fatigue. And there is even some early evidence linking exercise to living longer with cancer.
How targeted exercise helps men with prostate cancer
Losing bone and muscle mass while gaining fat is a troubling problem for men receiving androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer, putting them at risk for heart disease, frailty and broken bones. But a first-of-its-kind randomized clinical trial is providing evidence that targeted exercise can slow bone loss, reverse muscle weakness, and prevent gains in body fat in men with prostate cancer undergoing androgen deprivation therapy, or ADT.