Exercise as a preventive means for metastatic tumour recurrence in colorectal cancer patients
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second most common cancer in Europe, and the cause of death for nearly 230,000 Europeans every year. Around 30 % of CRC patients develop liver metastases, which constitute the main cause of death among this patient population. As exercise has been proven to exert anti-tumour effects and inhibit tumour growth in animal models, physical activity could be an excellent complementary treatment alongside the pharmacological anti-cancer treatment. The EU-funded POET-mCRC project aims to investigate whether long-term exercise can prevent or delay metastasis recurrence in CRC patients. In addition, it aims to identify the optimal dose of exercise required to obtain these beneficial effects.
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Funding SchemeMSCA-IF-EF-CAR - CAR – Career Restart panel
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