Professor Kerry Courneya
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
In this presentation, Professor Courneya will provide an overview of the role of physical activity in cancer patients including coping with treatments, recovering after treatments, and improving long term survival. Moreover, Professor Courneya will present some of his own recently completed and ongoing
research trials at the University of Alberta that include data on symptom control and cancer outcomes. Finally, Professor Courneya will provide the current exercise recommendations for cancer patients and survivors from the American Cancer Society and the American College of Sports Medicine.
Kerry S. Courneya, Ph.D., is a professor and Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity and Cancer at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. Professor Courneya's research program focuses on physical activity and cancer including prevention, coping with treatments, recovery after treatments,
and long term survivorship. Professor Courneya is Study Co-Chair for the Colon Health and Life-Long Exercise Change (CHALLENGE) Trial designed to determine the effects of exercise on disease-free survival in 962 colon cancer survivors across Canada and Australia. He is also Team Co-Leader for the
Alberta Moving Beyond Breast Cancer (AMBER) Cohort Study designed to determine the associations between physical activity, health-related fitness, and disease outcomes in 1,500 newly diagnosed Alberta breast cancer survivors. He has co-authored the American Cancer Society's physical activity and nutrition guidelines (2012) and the American College of Sports Medicine's exercise guidelines for cancer survivors (2010).