In a prospective study of over 8000 older adults published in JAMA Oncology, researchers Gilchrist et al found that a greater amount of sedentary time was associated with a higher risk of cancer mortality.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) issued their updated guidelines for lifestyle behaviors, particularly in the areas of diet and fitness.
Physical activity before and after breast cancer treatment appeared associated with significant reductions in recurrence and mortality rates among a cohort of patients with high-risk disease, according to study results published in Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
A study by Matthews et al, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, found that leisure-time physical activity significantly reduced risk of many cancers.
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) convened a group of 40 experts to perform a comprehensive review of the research literature and summarize the level of the evidence concerning physical activity and cancer.
An analysis published in the American Journal of Epidemiology calculated the incidence and relative risk of colon cancer in women up to age 70.
A study by Hildebrand et al, published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, report that in a study of over 70,000 post-menopausal women, the most active women (those reporting over 42 MET hours per week, or approximately 14 hours per week of brisk walking) experienced 25% lower risk of breast cancer than the least active (less than three hours per week of walking at an average pace).
A study by Guercio et al, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, found that people who engaged in some type of physical activity had a statistically significant improvement in progression-free survival [20%]” said senior study author Dr.
A study done by researchers Guercio et al of over 1200 patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, found that among patients with mCRC, association of increased physical activity was associated with longer overall and progression-free survival.