Grant ID PP200028
Awarded On February 19, 2020
Title Active Living After Cancer: Combining a Physical Activity Program with Survivor Navigation
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Expansion of Cancer Prevention Services to Rural and Medically Underserved Populations
Institution/Organization The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Karen M Basen-Engquist
Cancer Sites All Sites
Contracted Amount $1,999,200
Lay Summary

Need: Research suggests that physical activity improves the health, physical functioning, and quality of life of cancer survivors. Cohort studies also show links between physical activity after breast, prostate, 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 Texas’ 775,000 cancer survivors become more physically active. In particular, th...

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