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Exercise Oncology: Our Approach

Exercise physiologist Catherine Capaci

When a person is diagnosed with cancer, exercise may be the last thing on their mind. But some people are asking, Should I exercise? Could it potentially help my prognosis? When should I start, and how much should I do?

About 50 to 70 percent of people with cancer ask their doctor about exercise, but many doctors do not know how to advise their patients in this area.

In the Exercise Oncology Service, we conduct precision exercise clinical trials to broaden the base of information available about exercise and cancer. The goal is for doctors to one day be able to provide evidence-based advice that is specific to a person’s treatment and cancer type.

Where We’re Located

The Exercise Oncology Testing and Training facility is located on the main floor of the Sidney Kimmel Center for Prostate and Urologic Cancers.

Sidney Kimmel Center for Prostate and Urologic Cancers

  • Physiological testing labs

  • Exercise training center

Other program locations include:

Mortimer B. Zuckerman Research Center

  • Preclinical exercise lab

485 Lexington Avenue, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10017

  • Administrative offices