Physical activity for prostate cancer: translating evidence into practice

Speaker: Dr. Nicole Culos-Reed
Original Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2014
 
In this Expert Angle, Dr. Culos-Reed will discuss how physical activity improves the quality of life and survivorship for men with prostate cancer.  In particular, Dr. Culos-Reed will discuss the practicalities of engaging in regular exercise, including barriers and facilitators to physical activity, as well as ongoing research and programming on exercise and prostate cancer. 



Speaker – Dr. Nicole Culos-Reed

Portrait_Culos_Reed.jpgDr. Nicole Culos-Reed is an Associate Professor in Health and Exercise Psychology in the Faculty of Kinesiology, and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Oncology in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary. Dr. Culos-Reed also holds a Research Associate appointment with the Department of Psychosocial Resources, Tom Baker Cancer Centre.

Her work is on Physical Activity for Cancer Survivors, and focuses on utilizing a multidisciplinary perspective to understand and improve the quality of life of cancer patients and survivors. Specifically, the goal of this research is to develop physical activity programs that positively impact the myriad of physical and psychological factors that cancer survivor’s experience, ultimately enhancing their quality of life.

Upcoming work will include providing greater accessibility and options for physical activity programs to the cancer survivor population, to examine the feasibility of lifestyle interventions at various stages of the cancer continuum (diagnosis, treatment, post-treatment, survivorship, and palliation), and to collaborate with other cancer centers to better understand the role of physical activity for different cancer types.


About Expert Angle

Expert AngleExpert Angle is designed to expand our reach and address the many varied and complex questions that come with a prostate cancer diagnosis. These webinars will address topics important to men with prostate cancer along different points of the cancer care continuum and those within their circle of care as well as the general public and representatives from the clinical community.
 
The meetings are hosted using interactive on-line technology and feature leading experts in prostate cancer - making them accessible to anyone, regardless of their location, within Canada. The platform allows PCC to communicate directly with individuals in a variety of settings (i.e. in their homes, support group meetings, community centres) and geographic locations (i.e. urban, rural and remote locations) as well as measure engagement.   

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