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Physical Activity May Help Aid Cancer Prevention and Survivorship

Christine Friedenreich, PhD and Senior Research Epidemiologist, is researching the correlations between physical activity and cancer.

Physical exercise has been known to reduce the risk factors for chronic diseases, but the proof for cancer is absent. Studies have been showing that moderate activity lowers the risk reductions in breast cancer by as much at 30-50 percent and prostate cancer by about 10-30 percent.

Friedenreich is still conducting studies in cancer patients and the effects of putting them on exercise trials. Her goal is to provide a framework in this area of research and analyze how exercise may ultimately reduce the risk of dying in prostate cancer.

To find out more on the benefits of physical activity by means of cancer, visit www.aicr.org.