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Research Projects

Our vision is to make exercise as part of standard oncology care. We are on a mission to optimize the use of exercise in cancer management and recovery. Our research projects cover prehabilitation, recovery, morbidity and survival. We research adoption and maintenance of exercise across the cancer continuum and seek ways to create sustainability in community. 

Not sure which program is for you? Contact us for more information and guidance.  

 
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Activating Cancer Communities through an Exercise Strategy for Survivors (ACCESS)

  • Have had a diagnosis of cancer.

  • 18 years of age or older.

  • Reside in Halifax Regional Municipality.

  • Intervention: 12-week in-person or virtual multi-modal exercise program.

EXercise for Cancer to Enhance Living well (EXCEL)

  • Have had a diagnosis of cancer.

  • 18 years of age or older.

  • Live anywhere in Nova Scotia outside of Halifax Regional Municipality.

  • Intervention: 12-week in-person or virtual multi-modal exercise program.

EXercise to prevent Anthracycline-based CardioToxicity (EXACT 2.0)

  • 18 years of age or older.

  • Newly diagnosed with breast cancer (not started treatment).

  • Scheduled to receive anthracycline therapy.

  • Intervention: 6-month home-based aerobic exercise program.

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Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer (MIBC)

  • 18 years of age or older.

  • Have a diagnosis of localized, muscle invasive bladder cancer.

  • Are scheduled to receive chemotherapy and surgical removal of the bladder.

  • Intervention: 12-week home-based exercise program.

RESISTance exercise for brain cancer (RESIST)

You may be eligible if you are: 

  • 18 years of age or older.

  • Have been diagnosed with primary or secondary glioblastoma.

  • Post-surgical debulking.

  • Scheduled to receive standard radiation and concurrent adjuvant Temozolomide chemotherapy.

  • Intervention: 12-week in person resistance training program.

Preferences, barriers and facilitators to exercise of cancer survivors of African, Black and Caribbean descent

Eligible Participants Include: 

  • 19 years or older.

  • Have a cancer diagnosis.

  • Identify as Black, African, or Caribbean.

  • Live in Canada.

  • Intervention: Survey and focus group.

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Caring for Caregivers

Eligibility Criteria 

  • Provide physical or psychological support to an adult living with cancer

  • Reside in Canada

  • Are 18 years of age or older

Intervention 

  • One-time online survey 

  • Optional one-time interview