Physical Activity Reduces the Risk of Recurrence and Mortality in Cancer Patients

Justin C. Brown, L. Anne Gilmore

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Abstract

The biological mechanisms through which physical activity reduces metastatic disease recurrence and mortality in cancer patients are not known. This review offers the hypothesis that physical activity reduces the risk of recurrence and mortality in cancer patients through two synergistic processes: 1) indirect (systemic) effects related to the host tumor microenvironment; and 2) direct (physical) effects on cancer cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-73
Number of pages7
JournalExercise and Sport Sciences Reviews
Volume48
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2020

Keywords

  • disease progression
  • exercise
  • microfluidics
  • neoplastic cells
  • prognosis
  • tumor microenvironment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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