Recent Results in Cancer Research

Physical Activity and Cancer

Editors: Courneya, Kerry S., Friedenreich, Christine (Eds.)

  • The first book to focus on the role of physical activity in cancer control from primary prevention to survival
  • Presents the most recent research on the impact of physical activity in preventing a range of cancers
  • Analyzes the effects of physical activity on supportive care endpoints and disease endpoints
  • Examines the determinants of physical activity in cancer survivors and behavior change strategies
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This book explores in depth the relation between physical activity and cancer control, including primary prevention, coping with treatments, recovery after treatments, long-term survivorship, secondary prevention, and survival. The first part of the book presents the most recent research on the impact of physical activity in preventing a range of cancers. In the second part, the association between physical activity and cancer survivorship is addressed. The effects of physical activity on supportive care endpoints (e.g., quality of life, fatigue, physical functioning) and disease endpoints (e.g., biomarkers, recurrence, survival) are carefully analyzed. In addition, the determinants of physical activity in cancer survivors (e.g., medical, social cognitive, environmental) are discussed, and behavior change strategies for increasing physical activity in cancer survivors (e.g., counseling, print materials) are appraised. The final part of the book is devoted to further special topics, including the relation of physical activity to pediatric cancer survivorship and to palliative cancer care.

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“Comprehensive review of the epidemiologic literature examining the role of physical activity in preventing the most prevalent cancers … . The book is well written … . It would be appropriate for public health graduate students, exercise physiology graduate students, and nurse and physician practitioners in rehabilitation settings. It will be an important book to help physical activity researchers … . It is a smart tool that allows readers to easily grasp … . I am grateful to have had the opportunity to read it.” (Kathleen F. Janz, Doody’s Review Service, March, 2011)

“An essential resource for any investigator interested in physical activity and cancer. … it is written in a manner that is readable and easily interpretable, making it a resource for any allied health professional or community volunteer working with cancer patients or survivors, as well as for the patients, survivors and caregivers themselves. Overall, this is a very good book. It is an excellent addition to the literature on cancer control and behavioral science. The editors and their colleagues should be commended.” (Karen M. Mustian, Psycho-Oncology, Vol. 20, 2011)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Physical Activity and Cancer: An Introduction

    Courneya, Kerry S. (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Physical Activity and Breast Cancer Prevention

    Lynch, Brigid M. (et al.)

    Pages 13-42

  • Physical Activity and Genitourinary Cancer Prevention

    Leitzmann, Michael F.

    Pages 43-71

  • Physical Activity and Gastrointestinal Cancer Prevention

    Wolin, Kathleen Y. (et al.)

    Pages 73-100

  • Physical Activity and Lung Cancer Prevention

    Emaus, Aina (et al.)

    Pages 101-133

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eBook $229.00
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Hardcover $299.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-04230-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Physical Activity and Cancer
Editors
  • Kerry S. Courneya
  • Christine Friedenreich
Series Title
Recent Results in Cancer Research
Series Volume
186
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-04231-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-04231-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-04230-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26617-1
Series ISSN
0080-0015
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 387
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