At Maple Tree Cancer Alliance, we are committed to improving the quality of lives of individuals battling cancer. To ensure our patients are receiving the very best palliative care possible, we have developed a solid research program aimed at studying the effects of regular exercise and proper nutrition in cancer treatment. Below is a list of recent publications produced by our team of researchers.


Practitioner-based Books

Wonders, KY (2013). Exercise Programming for Cancer Patients. Transworld Research Network. Kerala, IN. ISBN: 978-81-7895-581-0.

Book Chapters

Wonders, K.Y., Stout, B. (2016). The Role of Exercise in Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy. Neurooncology. In Tech.

Wonders, K.Y. (2015). A Comprehensive Fitness and Nutrition Plan for Cancer Survivors. In R Mohan (Ed.), Cancer Treatment. Book 3. In Tech.

Wonders, K.Y. (2012). The Role of Exercise in Cancer Survivorship. In R Mohan (Ed.),
Cancer Treatment. Book 2. In Tech.

Reigle, B.S. & Wonders, K.  (2008).  Breast cancer in women and the role of exercise. In M. Verma (ed.),Cancer Epidemiology.  Totowa, NJ:  The Humana Press.

Published Articles

Wonders, KY, Stout, B., Ondreka, D. (2016). Group-based exercise improves fitness parameters in previously sedentary individuals with cancer. International Journal of Innovative Medicine and Health Science (7), 12-16.

Wonders, KY, Stout, B., Ondreka, D. (2016). A model approach to group exercise in cancer survivors. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research.

Wonders, KY., Leedom, E., Sheets, M. (2016). Role of Nutrition and Exercise in the Prevention of the Onset of Cancer. Journal of Palliative Care and Medicine, (6) 1-4.

Sackett, L., Nelson, M., & Wonders, K.Y. (2015). Randomized Controlled Trial on the Effectiveness of Yoga in Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Adjuvant Radiation and/or Chemotherapy Following Breast Surgery. Jacobs Journal of Cancer Science and Research, 1(4): 021-026.

Robichaux, A.M. & Wonders, K.Y. (2015) Nutrition Intervention Strategies to Maintain Body Weight of Head and Neck Cancer Patients. Jacobs Journal of Physical Rehabilitation Medicine, 1(1):1-3.

Moris, C. & Wonders, K.Y. (2015). Concise Review on the Safety of Exercise on Symptoms of Lymphedema.World Journal of Clinical Oncology, 6(4):43-44.

Wonders, KY (2014). The Effect of Supervised Exercise Training on Chemotherapy-Induced Exercise Training. International Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2:(4) 210-215.

Wonders, KY, Bergman, D., & Drury, DG (2014). An Investigation of the Maxagrip Handle Design on Muscular Strength and Gripping Comfort: A Pilot Study.  Journal of Exercise Physiology, Online. 17(3):46-57.

Wonders, KY, Whisler, G., Loy, H., Holt, B., Bohachek, K., Wise, R. (2013). Ten Weeks of Home-Based Exercise Attenuates Symptoms of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy in Breast Cancer Patients. Health Psychology Research Journal, 1(3):149-153.

Wonders, KY, Loy, H., Holt, B., Bohachek, K., Wise, R. (2013). Examining the Relationship Between Physical Fitness and Spiritual Fitness in Cancer Patients. World Journal of Translational Medicine, 2(2): 22-26.

Wonders, KY, Jennings, J, & Smith, K. (2012). A Comprehensive Cancer Care Plan: Examining the
Role of Exercise, Nutrition, and Emotional Support in Cancer Recovery. Journal of Palliative Care and Medicine, S1:003

Wonders, KY & Drury, DG (2012). Current exercise behaviors of breast cancer patients diagnosed with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. Journal of Integrative Oncology, 1(1): 103-107.

Wonders, KY & Drury, DG. (2011). Exercise intensity as a determinant of exercise induced hypoalgesia.Journal of Exercise Physiology online,14(4):134-144

Wonders, KY. Reigle, BS, & Drury, DG. (2010). Treatment strategies for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy: Potential role of exercise rehabilitation. Oncology Reviews, 4(2): 117-25.

Wonders, KY & Drury, DG. (2010). Orthostatic-induced hypotension attenuates cold pressor pain perception. Journal of Exercise Physiology, online, 13(1): 21-32.

Orlowski, M., Husain, M., Wonders, KY, & Hallam, JS. (2010). The relationship of beliefs and access to mammography history in low-income women. The American Journal of Health Studies, 25(2): 78-85.

Wonders, KY  & Drury, DG. (2010).  Orthostatic-induced hypotension attenuates cold pressor pain perception.  Journal of Exercise Physiology, online, 13(1): 21-32.

Hydock, DS, Wonders, KY, Schneider, CM, & Hayward, R.  (2009). Voluntary Wheel running in rats receiving doxorubicin:  effects on running activity and cardiac myosin heavy chain.  Anticancer Research, 29(11): 4401-7.

Wonders, K.Y, Hydock, D., Greufe, S., Schneider, C., & Hayward, R. (2009).  Endurance Exercise Training Preserves Cardiac Function in Rats Receiving Doxorubicin and the HER-2 Inhibitor GW2974.  Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology, 64(6): 1105-13.

Wonders, K.Y., Reigle, B.S. (2009). Trastuzumab and Doxorubicin-Related Cardiotoxicity and the Cardioprotective Role of Exercise.  Integrative Cancer Therapies, 8(1): 17-21.

Wonders, K.Y., Hydock, D.S., Schneider, C.M., Hayward, R. (2008).  Acute exercise attenuates doxorubicin-induced cardiac dysfunction.  Integrative Cancer Therapies, 7(3): 147-54.

Drury, D.G. & Wonders, K.Y.  (2008).  Unmasking pain.  NATA: Training & Conditioning, 18(4): 51-7.

Wonders, K.Y., Hydock, D.S., Hayward, R. (2007). Time course of changes in cardiac function during recovery after acute exercise.  Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 32: 1164-9.

Hydock, D.S., Wonders, K.Y., Schneider, C.M., Hayward, R.  Endurance training protects against androgen deprivation therapy-induced cardiac dysfunction.  (2006).  Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Disease, 9(4), 392-98.