RCT of a structured exercise intervention after the completion of cancer treatment in adolescents and young adults

Little is known about the physical fitness of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients throughout the cancer continuum. There is consistent evidence in the adult and paediatric literature that suggests that exercise is not only a safe and feasible intervention but that it can induce numerous physical and psychosocial benefits. This randomised control trial (usual care vs 10 week supervised exercise intervention) sets out to determine whether a structured 10-week exercise programme is associated with improvements in functional capacity, fatigue scores and quality of life compared with controls and whether those benefits are sustained at 6 months.

Sponsor

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Funding

Australian and New Zealand Children's Haematology/Oncology Group (ANZCHOG)

Principal Investigator/s

Mr Andrew Murnane

Exercise physiologist

Contact Details 

Mr Andrew Murnane

Principal Investigator

Email: [email protected]

Publications & presentations

Murnane A, AYA Oncology Congress (Sydney December 2015)