Exercise Advised For Cancer PatientsJUNE 3, 2010
In continued coverage, CNN.com and UPI.com note that some U.S. physicians say cancer exercise rehabilitation programs should be as common as cardiac rehabilitation programs. Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH, an associate professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and member of the Abramson Cancer Center, led a 13-member American College of Sports Medicine expert panel that developed the new cancer exercise guidelines after reviewing and evaluating the safety and efficacy of exercise during and after cancer treatment. "There is a still a prevailing attitude out there that patients shouldn't push themselves during treatment, but our message -- avoid inactivity -- is essential," Schmitz said in a statement. "We now have a compelling body of high-quality evidence that exercise during and after treatment is safe and beneficial for these patients, even those undergoing complex procedures such as stem cell transplants." Additional coverage has appeared on Ziare.com (Italy), Kopalnia Wiedzy (Poland), and Medical News Today.