Don't take cancer sitting down A New Survivorship Research Agenda

Lynch, Brigid M., Dunstan, David W., Vallance, Jeff K. and Owen, Neville (2013) Don't take cancer sitting down A New Survivorship Research Agenda. Cancer, 119 11: 1928-1935. doi:10.1002/cncr.28028


Author Lynch, Brigid M.
Dunstan, David W.
Vallance, Jeff K.
Owen, Neville
Title Don't take cancer sitting down A New Survivorship Research Agenda
Journal name Cancer   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0008-543X
1097-0142
Publication date 2013-06-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1002/cncr.28028
Volume 119
Issue 11
Start page 1928
End page 1935
Total pages 8
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ United States
Publisher John Wiley and Sons
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Cancer survival is associated with considerable physical and psychosocial burden. Broadly accessible, nonpharmacologic measures that may extend disease-free survival, limit comorbid disease, and enhance quality of life are required. Sedentary behavior (too much sitting) is now understood to be a health risk that is additional to, and distinct from, the hazards of too little exercise. Of particular note, it is associated with adiposity, insulin resistance, and markers of inflammation. Therefore, it is plausible that sedentary behavior may contribute to adverse cancer outcomes (disease progression, recurrence, or death) and to the development of comorbid chronic disease. Initial studies indicate that cancer survivors spend two-thirds of their waking hours sitting. Among colorectal cancer survivors, sedentary behavior may contribute to all-cause and disease-specific mortality, weight gain, comorbid cardiovascular disease, and diminished quality of life. There is a need for dose-response evidence, and for a broader understanding of the underlying mechanisms by which prolonged sitting time may affect cancer survivors' health.
Keyword Neoplasms
Survival
Comorbidity
Epidemiology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Official 2014 Collection
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