Sponsored by the Department of Kinesiology & Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Title: 'Exercise Therapy Following a Cancer Diagnosis: Cardiovascular and Tumor-Related Outcomes'
Where: Georgia State University Speakers Auditorium
When: Monday December 3, 2012
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Invited Guest: Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State University and Clayton State University & Mercer University
Special Request: Please invite, encourage, incentivize and bring your students to the lecture. We may have an opportunity for students to meet with Dr. Lee for about 30 minutes before the lecture.
Dr. Lee W. Jones is an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology and Scientific Director of Cancer Survivorship at Duke Cancer Institute. Dr. Jones completed his Bachelor’s of Science (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Brighton (Eastbourne, East Sussex, England). In 1996, Dr. Jones moved to Canada where he completed his Masters of Science in Kinesiology at Lakehead University (Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada) and his PhD in Physical Education (Exercise Oncology) at the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada). Dr. Jones completed his Postdoctoral Fellowship in Exercise Oncology also at the University of Alberta. Dr. Jones’s research program focuses on a translational approach to: (1) evaluate the cardiovascular / functional impact of cancer therapy, and efficacy of defined exercise training to prevent and/or treat dysfunction, and (2) elucidate the effects, and underlying systemic and molecular mechanisms, of defined aerobic training on tumor progression and metastatic dissemination. His research program is supported by the National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society, and U.S. Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program. Specific Learning Objectives: Gain an understanding of the level of exercise intolerance in cancer patients Understand the prognostic importance of exercise capacity in cancer patients To overview the efficacy of exercise training to mitigate and/or treat exercise intolerance in cancer patients To overview the relationship between exercise and cancer – specific mortality in cancer survivors To understand the mechanistic properties of exercise to inhibit tumor progression and potential interaction with cytotoxic therapy
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