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In our program, we conduct clinical trials to study the efficacy of structured exercise training interventions on cardiovascular outcomes in individuals before and during treatment, as well as following the completion of therapy, across a broad range of cancer diagnoses.

The second major focus of our program is investigating whether exercise training is an effective treatment for cancer. We adopt traditional laboratory approaches to elucidate the effects and underlying mechanisms of exercise training on cancer progression as well as to determine whether exercise alters the response to conventional and novel cancer therapeutics. This information allows us to design more-effective clinical trials that test a precise “dose” of exercise in selected patient populations most likely to benefit from exercise training.

Exercise Oncology
Learn about MSK's Exercise Oncology Service, which brings together scientists and physiologists to study the effect of physical activity on cancer treatment and prognosis.
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