November 6, 2013 NIH Adherence Network Distinguished Speaker Series
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EST)
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Physical activity adherence after breast cancer diagnosis: Overview, applicability to other chronic disease states, and future directions
Laura Q. Rogers, MD, MPH, FACP, FACSM
University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Nutrition Sciences
November 6, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ET:
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Physical activity adherence is of particular importance for breast cancer survivors because more physically active breast cancer survivors have a lower risk of breast cancer recurrence and mortality. Furthermore, national survivorship guidelines recommend that oncologists routinely advise their patients to engage in regular physical activity. Unfortunately, the majority of breast cancer survivors do not adhere to the recommended amounts of physical activity. I will discuss the current state of the science related to physical activity adherence in this population including strategies that have proven effective in randomized controlled trials. I will also discuss how this current scientific knowledge may be applicable to other chronic disease states and future research directions in the field.
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