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Exercise during chemotherapy: examining the potential for intra-infusion exercise


Can cancer patients safely exercise whilst receiving their chemotherapy infusion, and could it benefit treatment and symptoms?


Dr Kate Edwards.

Research location

Exercise, Health and Performance Research Group

Program type



Exercise in cancer patients is safe and can improve a range of outcomes including cancer-related fatigue, physical functioning and quality of life. Preclinical trials suggest an acute exercise bout during chemotherapy infusion may improve the treatment efficiency. It would also present an additional opportunity for supervised exercise.  However, there is little human evidence for efficacy. The current project will investigate the potential for intra-infusion exercise in patients receiving chemotherapy.

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Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is 2492