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Spreading the word about exercise and cancer

Associate Professor Prue Cormie and her Exercise Oncology Team had a significant presence at the recent Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) conference, raising the profile of exercise as a medicine for cancer, and providing conference delegates with the opportunity to participate in a range of exercise activities.

The COSA 2016 conference was held from the 15th to 17th November on the Gold Coast in Queensland, and brought together a host of local and international experts in cancer research to share cutting edge knowledge around diagnosis and treatment of the disease.

IHA’s Exercise Oncology Team hosted a booth in the conference exhibition space, where they engaged conference delegates in challenges that tapped into their competitive side, whilst also providing an insight into what cancer patients experience when they are referred to an exercise program to help mitigate the effects of traditional treatments.

Exercise booth COSA

In addition to the booth, the team’s leader Prue Cormie chaired a Physical activity and cancer diagnosis breakfast symposium, and a conference concurrent session on Exercise and Breast Cancer.

Read more about the team’s work here, and watch this space for the launch of new Exercise Oncology research pages, coming soon to the IHA website.

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