Stacking the odds against cancer recurrence: Testing lifestyle interventions in cancer survivors

Host: Annie Anderson, University of Dundee


Room: Room 3A

As the number of cancer survivors increase researchers need to assess the evidence for the role of lifestyle in changing well-being, cancer recurrence and overall morbidity and mortality. Diet, alcohol, physical activity and excess body weight are implicated in the primary prevention of breast and colorectal cancer but what is the impact of lifestyle change in people living with the disease? This session aims to provide an overview of evidence and insight to three on-going lifestyle trials (including the challenges and issues of design and implementation).

Confirmed speakers:
John Saxton, Northumbria University, UK
Rune Blumhoff, University of Oslo, Norway
Jennifer Ligibel, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA

The Breast Cancer Weight Loss (BWEL) Trial
Physical activity and common cancers: From prevention to survivorship
The Norwegian dietary guidelines and colorectal cancer survival study: A food-based multicentre randomized controlled trial