The Effects Of Exercise On Cancer To Be Studied With $7 Million Grant

News — By on April 18, 2009 at 3:59 am

New Haven, Conn. — Nearly million in combined grants have been awarded to a researcher at the Yale School of Public Health to examine the effects of exercise on two types of cancer unique to women. Melinda L. Irwin, Ph.D., associate professor in the division of Chronic Disease Epidemiology received the funding from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to study whether physical activity can affect ovarian and breast cancer prognosis and survivorship. Irwin believes that a regular exercise regimen-combined with other forms of traditional treatment such as chemotherapy-can potentially have a significant effect on survival, recovery and overall mental and physical health. ‘Currently, after patients complete treatment for breast or o…

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