Grant ID PP230074
Awarded On August 16, 2023
Title Active Living After Cancer: Combining a Physical Activity Program with Survivor Navigation
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Primary Prevention of Cancer
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 $1,999,989
Lay Summary

Research suggests that physical activity improves the health, physical functioning, and quality of life of cancer survivors. Additionally, survivors of breast, prostate, or colorectal cancer who are more physically activity are less likely to experience cancer recurrence and death from cancer. Despite this evidence and physical activity recommendations for survivors from national organizations, most 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 the 1 million cancer survivors in Texas become more physically active. In particular, ...

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