|Awarded On||February 15, 2017|
|Title||Active Living After Cancer: Combining a Physical Activity Program with Survivor Navigation|
|Award Mechanism||Competitive Continuation/Expansion - Evidence-Based Cancer Prevention Services|
|Institution/Organization||The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Karen M Basen-Engquist|
|Cancer Sites||All Sites|
Research suggests that physical activity improves the health, physical functioning, and quality of life of cancer survivors. Cohort studies show links between physical activity after breast or colorectal cancer diagnosis to a lower risk of recurrence and death from cancer. Despite this evidence and physical activity recommendations for survivors from national organizations, the majority of cancer survivors do not adhere to these recommendations.
Cancer survivors who are minority or low-income may be particularly at risk for being physically inactive. Currently there are few programs to help cancer survivors become more physically active. In particular, there is a need for low-cost or f...