Exercise and breast cancer survivorship: a national collaboration

Start Year: 2008
Finish Year: 2008
Chief Investigator: Associate Professor Elizabeth Eakin
Grant Type: Career Development Fellowship
Institution: University of Queensland

Think Tank

Exercise is known to be beneficial to the recovery of women with breast cancer. It can reduce the impact of side-effects of treatment and improve both physical and emotional aspects of a woman’s well-being. Recent evidence from the USA suggests that exercise may also help to improve survival for women with breast cancer.

Associate Professor Eakin aims to form a collaboration of Australian researchers to evaluate whether exercise can reduce the risk of cancer recurrence and increase survival among women with breast cancer. If successful, the results of this research collaboration will have a profound influence on cancer care and on the quality and quantity of life of Australian women with breast cancer.