Exercise Is Cancer Medicine, Says Global Coalition


#1

Exercise Is Cancer Medicine, Says Global Coalition

Current oncology practice is “failing those diagnosed with cancer” with regard to prescribing exercise, says a call-to-action report from a global coalition of 40 leaders from 17 organizations, spearheaded by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

Exercise prescriptions should now be standard of care for all appropriate oncology patients and physical activity “should become a vital sign, similar to blood pressure,” recorded at each patient visit, the authors argue. The new report was published online October 16 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.