Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

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Our team uses exercise as a medicine to enhance the lives of people with cancer. We conduct research focused on the prevention and management of adverse effects of cancer and its treatment. We aim to enhance outcomes for people with cancer by developing and evaluating interventions that improve physical, mental and social wellbeing. Our focus is not just about generating new knowledge through innovative research but it’s also about translating research into practice for meaningful improvements in the services available for people with cancer.

Our work is internationally recognised for being transformative and characterising a new paradigm of thinking to address significant problems in the management of cancer. A selection of some of our work is highlighted here.


Why Exercise?

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What is an Exercise Physiologist?

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Presentations

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A/Prof Prue Cormie

TEDxPerth – A new contender in the fight against cancer

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TEDxPerth Question & Answer with Prue Cormie

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A/Prof Prue Cormie

Exercise as Medicine

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A/Prof Prue Cormie

Exercise for the Management of Cancer

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A/Prof Prue Cormie

Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Monday Lunch Live Seminar

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Podcast

A/Prof Prue Cormie

Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Research Conference

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Podcast

A/Prof Prue Cormie

Talking Urology Podcast

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Podcast

A/Prof Prue Cormie

The Pink Movement: Breast Cancer Podcast

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Podcast

A/Prof Prue Cormie

REACH – Research in Exercise And Cancer Health Podcast

Publications

The Impact of Exercise on Cancer Mortality, Recurrence, and Treatment-Related Adverse Effects

Effects of Different Exercise Modalities on Fatigue in Prostate Cancer Patients Undergoing Androgen Deprivation Therapy: A Year-long Randomised Controlled Trial

The feasibility of a pragmatic distance-based intervention to increase physical activity in lung cancer survivors

 

 

Exercise Preserves Physical Function in Prostate Cancer Patients with Bone Metastases

Associations between aerobic exercise levels and physical and mental health outcomes in men with bone metastatic prostate cancer: a cross-sectional investigation.

Physical Activity and Survival among Long-term Cancer Survivor and Non-Cancer Cohorts

 

 

Can supervised exercise prevent treatment toxicity in patients with prostate cancer initiating androgen-deprivation therapy: a randomised controlled trial

Safety and efficacy of resistance exercise in prostate cancer patients with bone metastases

Improving sexual health in men with prostate cancer: randomised controlled trial of exercise and psychosexual therapies

 

Acute Inflammatory Response to Low-, Moderate-, and High-Load Resistance Exercise in Women With Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema

Exercise and cancer survivorship

The potential role of exercise in neuro-oncology


More publications from the team are available here: