by Claire Miller
Lee W. Jones, associate professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology and scientific director of cancer survivorship at the Duke Cancer Institute, will speak about exercise therapy following cancer diagnoses at Georgia State University as part of the Southeast American College of Sports Medicine’s Fall 2012 Lecture Tour.
Jones’ research focuses on evaluating the cardiovascular impact of cancer therapy and the effectiveness of exercise training to prevent and/or treat dysfunction. His research is supported by the National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society and the U.S. Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program.
“Dr. Lee Jones is an international scholar with expertise on the effects that lifestyle choices, such as exercise, can have for someone who has been diagnosed with cancer,” said College of Education Professor Jerry Brandon. “More specifically, we hope that those who attend will learn more about the response of different types of cancer to exercise interventions.”
Jones earned a bachelor’s degree in sport and exercise science at the University of Brighton and a master’s degree in kinesiology at Lakehead University in Ontario, Canada. He received his Ph.D. in physical education and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in exercise oncology at the University of Alberta.
The presentation, sponsored by the College of Education's Department of Kinesiology and Health, will take place Monday, Dec. 3, at 4:30 p.m. in the Georgia State University Speakers Auditorium (44 Courtland St., Atlanta). This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required to attend.
For more information, contact Brandon at 404-413-8368 or firstname.lastname@example.org.