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Exercise Oncology

Prescribing Physical Activity Before and After a Cancer Diagnosis

  • Kathryn H. Schmitz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Kathryn H. Schmitz
    Pages 1-10
  3. Physical Activity and Cancer Prevention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Erika Rees-Punia, Alpa V. Patel
      Pages 13-28
    3. Christine M. Friedenreich, Chelsea R. Stone, Sandra C. Hayes
      Pages 29-59
  4. From Diagnosis Through Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Nicole L. Stout, Julie K. Silver, Jennifer Baima, Sasha E. Knowlton, Xiaorong Hu
      Pages 111-143
    3. Rosa M. Pasculli, Jonas Sokolof, Elizabeth Olecki, Kelly Stahl, Niraj Gusani
      Pages 145-163
    4. Kristin L. Campbell, Amy A. Kirkham
      Pages 165-188
    5. Joachim Wiskemann
      Pages 189-208
    6. Andria R. Morielli, Kerry S. Courneya
      Pages 209-227
  5. Post-treatment to End of Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Kerri Winters-Stone, Mary Medysky, Anna L. Schwartz
      Pages 249-265
    3. Anna L. Schwartz, Jennifer W. Bea, Kerri Winters-Stone
      Pages 267-282
    4. Amy M. Berkman, Susan C. Gilchrist
      Pages 283-301
    5. Leah M. Ferrucci, Melinda L. Irwin
      Pages 303-320
    6. Sonya S. Lowe, Christopher Sellar, Kirsten Suderman, Margaret L. McNeely
      Pages 321-348

About this book


This groundbreaking book presents a unique and practical approach to the evolving field of exercise oncology - the study of physical activity in the context of cancer prevention and control. Presenting the current state of the art, the book is sensibly divided into four thematic sections. Following an opening chapter presenting an overview and timeline of exercise oncology, the chapters comprising part I discuss primary cancer prevention, physical activity and survivorship, and the mechanisms by which these operate. Diagnosis and treatment considerations are discussed in part II, including prehabilitation, exercise during surgical recovery, infusion and radiation therapies, and treatment efficacy. Post-treatment and end-of-life care are covered in part III, including cardio-oncology, energetics and palliative care. Part IV presents behavioral, logistical and policy-making considerations, highlighting a multidisciplinary approach to exercise oncology as well as practical matters such as reimbursement and economics.

Written and edited by experts in the field, Exercise Oncology will be a go-to practical resource for sports medicine clinicians, family and primary care physicians, oncologists, physical therapy and rehabilitation specialists, and all medical professionals who treat cancer patients.


Active lifestyle Cancer survivorship Cardio-oncology Energetics Exercise medicine Exercise oncology Exercise regimen Infusion therapy Physical activity Primary prevention Radiation therapy Prehabilitation Secondary prevention

Editors and affiliations

  • Kathryn H. Schmitz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Public Health SciencesPenn State College of MedicineHersheyUSA

About the editors

Kathryn H. Schmitz, PhD, MPH, FACSM, FTOS, Professor, Public Health Sciences, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, USA.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Exercise Oncology
  • Book Subtitle Prescribing Physical Activity Before and After a Cancer Diagnosis
  • Editors Kathryn H. Schmitz
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-42010-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-42013-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-42011-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 441
  • Number of Illustrations 8 b/w illustrations, 31 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sports Medicine
    Primary Care Medicine
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