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Identification of research priorities in exercise oncology: a consensus study

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posted on 03.03.2020, 09:15 by Mhairi Morris, Helen Crank, Mike Loosemore, Clare Stevinson
The growth of research in the field of exercise oncology has resulted in a large evidence base for the role of physical activity in preventing and managing cancer outcomes. Nonetheless, there remain many unanswered questions across the multidisciplinary field. This study aimed to determine the priority research questions within exercise oncology using a systematic consensus method. Forty-seven exercise oncology experts engaged in the five-step process of the Nominal Group Technique to generate a list of research questions in small groups and rank the 10 most important. One hundred questions resulted from the process and fifteen received total scores (sum of ranks) of at least 50 from a maximum score of 470. The highest ranked question (score of 125) related to the identification of functional markers of recovery. The next five questions concerned minimum exercise parameters, health professional education, translation of behavioural interventions, effects of exercise on the tumour microenvironment and development of in vitro models to study the impact of exercise on cancer cell growth and metastasis. The study has demonstrated the importance of future research across all disciplinary areas of exercise oncology and identified the priority questions to which resources might be directed.

Funding

National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine Seedcorn Fund

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  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

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Journal of Cancer

Volume

11

Issue

9

Pages

2702 - 2707

Publisher

Ivyspring International Publisher

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VoR (Version of Record)

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© The authors

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This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). See http://ivyspring.com/terms for full terms and conditions.

Acceptance date

30/01/2020

Publication date

2020-02-19

Copyright date

2020

ISSN

1837-9664

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Mhairi Morris. Deposit date: 2 March 2020

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