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Physical Activity for Children With Cancer

Physical activity for children with cancer: benefits, challenges and new initiatives

Childhood cancer can cause lifelong impairment and disability. Minimising the adverse effects of cancer in the early phases of treatment may help to improve these outcomes. Increasing participation in physical activity and reducing the sedentary behaviour of children during treatment has the potential to improve the physical function of children with cancer. But is keeping active during cancer treatment feasible?
This lecture will cover:
- The impact of childhood cancer both during and beyond treatment, and the role physiotherapy can play
- An update on the latest research regarding physical activity interventions for children during cancer, physical function assessment tools and barriers to participation
- Paediatric cancer care in Europe: feedback from the Felice Rosemary Llyod Scholarship

Presenter: Sarah Grimshaw


Location Address Dates
Victoria Camberwell Start date: 27 Jun 2018 19:30
End date: 27 Jun 2018 21:00