Global Study to Focus on Whether Exercise Can Help Prostate Cancer Patients Live Longer

Global Study to Focus on Whether Exercise Can Help Prostate Cancer Patients Live Longer
Australian researchers will do a global study on whether doctors should prescribe exercise along with traditional therapies to treat men with advanced prostate cancer. A team at the Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre in Queensland will conduct the research, which has been dubbed the Global Action Plan 4 Global Prostate Cancer study. The Movember Foundation is funding the effort. The goal of the study is to see whether exercise can improve prostate cancer patients' survival worldwide. It will build on previous research showing that high-impact training helped prolong Australian patients' lives. Edith Cowan University in Western Australia led that project in 2016. "The study was able to show that a high-intensity exercise program was safe, feasible, and enjoyed by advanced prostate cancer patients, including those with bone metastases, while preserving their physical function and improving their quality of life,” Nicolas Hart, who led the research, said in a press release. Researchers who conduct the global study hope to recruit 866 prostate cancer patients on three continents. Patients will be placed on a high-impact exercise regime tailored to their fitness level. The research team wants to know if high-impact aerobic and resistance training, in conjunction with psycho-social support, can increase the survival of men who receive standard prostate cancer treatments. "We know already tha
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  1. David Partin says:

    Cancer recurrence is cancer that comes back after treatment. Exercise has been shown to improve cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, body composition, fatigue, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, happiness, and several quality of life factors in cancer survivors. Research has found no harmful effects on patients with cancer from moderate exercise and, in fact, has demonstrated that those who exercised regularly had 40% to 50% less fatigue, the primary complaint during advanced cancer treatments on Long Island. Exercise is known to improve cardiovascular function and to protect bones.

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