Come along to hear the latest science and get inspired to use exercise as a medicine.
Professor Rob Newton was recognised as WA’s joint Scientist of the Year in 2019 and with very good reason. His research has included over 38 randomised clinical trials focusing on improving the wellbeing and life span of people with cancers including breast, lung, ovarian, pancreatic and a type of brain cancer as well as mesothelioma.
Rob says research into tens of thousands of people shows that cancer patients who exercise live longer than those who are sedentary. That’s not just because of the overall health benefits of exercise – cancer patients who exercise are less likely to die from their cancer. “So there’s something about exercise that actually suppresses the development of the cancer,” Rob says. He says targeted exercise produces changes in the body of cancer patients that slow cell proliferation and increase the death of cancer cells. Rob says if a patient exercises each day they are effectively dosing themselves with internal anti-cancer medicine.
This is a not to be missed presentation from a world leading expert on exercise and cancer.
All welcome to this free comunity event co-hosted by Solaris Cancer Care, Breast Cancer Care WA and melanomaWA.