Dec 30, 2012 - 8:28 am
was the title of an hour's lecture given by Dr. Anna Campbell in Dundee, Scotland in January. She's the leading expert (certainly in the UK, at least) on the important role of exercise in the lives of cancer patients, having spent about the last twelve years teaching and researching on that subject. She has a Master's degree in Sport and Exercise Science and is a qualified fitness instructor but she also knows plenty about the science of cancer - her B Sc was in immunology and she has a Doctorate in Biochemistry.
It was an evening lecture, open to the general public, so it's not pitched at a scientific level but it gives a very good, well-illustrated and understandable treatment of an important topic, enlivened by a Glaswegian sense of humour and West Coast (of Scotland!) accent.
It's focused on patients undergoing chemo/radiotherapy, across the major forms of cancer, and has wide applicability (but of course it isn't relevant to the period immediately following major surgery, when modest levels of activity and adequate rest is essential, as we all know and some have learnt the hard way!).
Not everyone will be interested, or have an hour to spare, but I hope one or two forum members may find it interesting and entertaining. They can find it here: