Physical activity and genitourinary cancer survivorship

Galvao, D. A., Taaffe, D. R., Spry, N. and Newton, R. U. (2011). Physical activity and genitourinary cancer survivorship. In P. M. Schlag, H.-J. Senn, P. Kleihues, F. Stiefel, B. Groner, A. Wallgren and P. Rentchnik (Ed.), Physical activity and cancer (pp. 217-236) New York, United States: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-04231-7_9

Author Galvao, D. A.
Taaffe, D. R.
Spry, N.
Newton, R. U.
Title of chapter Physical activity and genitourinary cancer survivorship
Title of book Physical activity and cancer
Place of Publication New York, United States
Publisher Springer
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-04231-7_9
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Series Recent Results in Cancer Research
ISBN 9783642042300
ISSN 0080-0015
Editor P. M. Schlag
H.-J. Senn
P. Kleihues
F. Stiefel
B. Groner
A. Wallgren
P. Rentchnik
Volume number 186
Chapter number 9
Start page 217
End page 236
Total pages 20
Total chapters 16
Language eng
Abstract/Summary In this chapter we discuss common toxicities arising from genitourinary cancer treatments, in particular the adverse effects from androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for prostate cancer given its well established detrimental effects on physical, physiological, and psychological function, and existing physical activity research in the postdiagnosis period including studies focusing on supportive care and some limited data on disease outcomes. Overall, consistent positive outcomes have been reported across studies showing that exercise is beneficial to reduce a number of treatment-related toxicities and improve symptoms. Additional studies are needed in genitourinary cancers other than prostate to establish specific physical activity requirements and implementation strategies.
Keyword Oncology
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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