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.
In general, four basic phases of rehabilitation are employed:
- Phase 1: Patients who are currently in chemotherapy/radiation.
- Phase 2: Patients who have completed chemotherapy/radiation, or only received surgery and/or hormonal therapy
- Phase 3: Patients who have successfully completed phase 2
- Phase 4: Patients who have successfully completed Phase 3 and are classified as apparently healthy.
Each exercise intervention is individualized according to the patient’s health status and goals, and all sessions are completed one-on-one with an exercise trainer who holds a certification in Cancer Exercise Instruction. Phases are designed to last 12-weeks, with the exception of Phase 1, which may last longer due to treatment. All patients undergo a comprehensive fitness assessment at the start and completion of each phase, to measure changes in fitness parameters.
Below are preliminary results from our Phase 1, 2, and 3 program completers.