Exercise and Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer and Physical Activity Recommended Reading

Campbell, K. L., Neil, S. E., & Winters-Stone, K. M. (2012). Review of exercise studies in breast cancer survivors: attention to principles of exercise training. Br J Sports Med, 46(13), 909-916. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2010-082719

Carmichael, A. R., Daley, A. J., Rea, D. W., & Bowden, S. J. (2010). Physical activity and breast cancer outcome: a brief review of evidence, current practice and future direction. European Journal of Surgical Oncology, 36(12), 1139–48. doi:10.1016/j.ejso.2010.09.011 [abstract]

Chen, X., Zheng, Y., Zheng, W., Gu, K., Chen, Z., Lu, W., & Shu, X. O. (2009). The effect of regular exercise on quality of life among breast cancer survivors. American journal of epidemiology, 170(7), 854–62. doi:10.1093/aje/kwp209 [full text]

Chen, X., Lu, W., Zheng, W., Gu, K., Matthews, C. E., Chen, Z., Zheng, Y., et al. (2011). Exercise after diagnosis of breast cancer in association with survival. Cancer Prevention Research, 4(9), 1409–18. doi:10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-10-0355 [full text]

Davies, N. J., Batehup, L., & Thomas, R. (2011). The role of diet and physical activity in breast, colorectal, and prostate cancer survivorship: a review of the literature. British Journal of Cancer, 105 Suppl(S1), S52–73. doi:10.1038/bjc.2011.423 [full text]

Eccles, S. A., Aboagye, E. O., Ali, S., Anderson, A. S., Armes, J., Berditchevski, F., ... & Bundred, N. J. (2013). Critical research gaps and translational priorities for the successful prevention and treatment of breast cancer. Breast Cancer Research, 15(5), R92. https://doi.org/10.1186/bcr3493

Fairey, A. S., Courneya, K. S., Field, C. J., Bell, G. J., Jones, L. W., Mackey, J. R., Adrian, S., et al. (2005). Randomized controlled trial of exercise and blood immune function in postmenopausal breast cancer survivors. Journal of Applied Physiology, 9, 1534–1540. doi:10.1152/japplphysiol.00566.2004. [full text]

Harmer, V. (2009) Breast caner-related lymphoedema: Risk factors and treatments. Br J Nurs. 18(3) 166-12 [abstract]

Irwin, M. L., McTiernan, A., Manson, J. E., Thomson, C. a, Sternfeld, B., Stefanick, M. L., Wactawski-Wende, J., Craft, L., Lane, D., Martin, L. W. and Chlebowski, R. (2011) Physical activity and survival in postmenopausal women with breast cancer: results from the women’s health initiative. Cancer Prevention Research. Vol. 4, No. 4: 522–529. [fulltext]

Lee, J. Dodd, M.J., Dibble, S.L. and Abrams, D.I. (2008) Nausea at the end of adjuvant cancer treatment in relation to exercise during treatment in patients with breast cancer. Oncol. Nurs. Forum Vol. 35, No. 5, 830-5 [abstract]

McNeely, M.L., Campbell, K.L.. Rowe, B.H., Klassen, T.P., Mackey, J.R. and Courneya, K.S. (2006) Effects of exercise on breast cancer patients and survivors: a systematic review and meta-analysis CMAJ Vol. 175, No.1 [full text]

Mutrie, N., Campbell, A.M., Whyte, F., McConnachie, Emslie, C., Lee, L., Kearney, N., Walker, A. and Ritchie, D. (2007) Benefits of supervised group exercise programme for women being treated for early stage breast cancer: pragmatic randomised controlled trial I. 334(7592): 517.[full text]

NLN (2011) Position statement of the National Lymphedema Network: Exercise [full text]

Schmitz, K. H. (2011). Exercise for secondary prevention of breast cancer: moving from evidence to changing clinical practice. Cancer prevention research, 4(4), 476–80. doi:10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-11-0097 [full text]

Vallance, J. & Courneya, K. (2005) Exercise for health: An exercise Guide for Breast Cancer Survivors. University of Alberta [full text]

Vallance, J. K. H., Courneya, K. S., Plotnikoff, R. C., Yasui, Y., & Mackey, J. R. (2007). Randomized controlled trial of the effects of print materials and step pedometers on physical activity and quality of life in breast cancer survivors. Journal of clinical oncology, 25(17), 2352–9. doi:10.1200/JCO.2006.07.9988 [full text]

Winters-Stone, K. M., Dobek, J., Bennett, J. A., Nail, L. M., Leo, M. C., & Schwartz, A. (2012). The effect of resistance training on muscle strength and physical function in older, postmenopausal breast cancer survivors: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 6(2), 189-199.

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