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Exercise training in metastatic colorectal cancer patients – effects on tumor recurrence, physiological adaptations and disease progression.

Project description

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.


Net EU contribution
€ 328 968,00
Kongens Vaenge 2
3400 Hillerod

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Danmark Hovedstaden Nordsjælland
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00