Being physically active can improve cancer survivors’ health, well-being and quality of life. But we still have much to learn about which activities may have the most impact and what barriers may prevent people from taking part in them.
Dr. Jennifer Brunet, Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity Promotion and Cancer Prevention,
is developing, implementing and evaluating interventions aimed at promoting physical activity among cancer survivors. She and her research team are combining biological, physical, psychological and social perspectives to develop theory- and evidence-based interventions to lessen the adverse effects of cancer treatments and improve patients’ outcomes.