Physical Activity and Cancer

  • Kerry S. Courneya
  • Christine M. Friedenreich

Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 186)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Physical Activity and Cancer Prevention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Kerry S. Courneya, Christine M. Friedenreich
      Pages 1-10
  3. Physical Activity and Cancer Prevention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Brigid M. Lynch, Heather K. Neilson, Christine M. Friedenreich
      Pages 13-42
    3. Kathleen Y. Wolin, Hallie Tuchman
      Pages 73-100
    4. Aina Emaus, Inger Thune
      Pages 101-133
    5. Sai Yi Pan, Howard Morrison
      Pages 135-158
  4. Physical Activity and Cancer Survivorship

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Kathryn Schmitz
      Pages 189-215
    3. Daniel A. Galvão, Dennis R. Taaffe, Nigel Spry, Robert U. Newton
      Pages 217-236
    4. Christopher M. Sellar, Kerry S. Courneya
      Pages 237-253
    5. Claudio L. Battaglini
      Pages 275-304
    6. Karen M. Gil, Vivian E. von Gruenigen
      Pages 305-315
  5. Physical Activity and Cancer Special Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 317-317
    2. Alejandro F. San Juan, Kathleen Wolin, Alejandro Lucía
      Pages 319-347
    3. Sonya S. Lowe
      Pages 349-365
    4. Bernardine M. Pinto, Joseph T. Ciccolo
      Pages 367-387

About this book


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.


Cancer Cancer survivors Exercise Physical activity Physical fitness

Editors and affiliations

  • Kerry S. Courneya
    • 1
  • Christine M. Friedenreich
    • 2
  1. 1.Fac. Physical Education & RecreationUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  2. 2.Div. Population Health & InformationTom Baker Cancer CentreCalgaryCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-04230-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-04231-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0080-0015
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