IPCR Launches Exercise Video Series for Prostate Cancer Patients

IPCR Launches Exercise Video Series for Prostate Cancer Patients
The Institute for Prostate Cancer Research (IPCR), a collaborative effort between the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UW Medicine, has launched a video series of exercises especially designed to help men with prostate cancer maintain a healthy routine of physical activity. According to Lauren Brady, PhD, the postdoctoral research fellow at Fred Hutch who led the video series production, exercise can counter some of the negative effects posed by prostate cancer treatment, including its toxicity, as well as reduce its strain on patients’ stress and mental health. “We hope these videos will allow members of the prostate cancer community to design and maintain an individual exercise routine that suits their abilities, and needs, and provides a supportive resource for improving their overall quality of life,” Brady said in a press release. Brady explained the idea for these video series came from an exercise breakout session held back in 2019 during IPCR’s annual patient symposium. In this breakout session, Brady and the remaining organizers invited prostate cancer patients to engage in a series of simple exercises and then to complete a questionnaire detailing how th
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